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Lead-tainted Toys Recalled from Dollar Stores

 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:59 am    Post subject: Lead-tainted Toys Recalled from Dollar Stores Reply with quote

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I realize this is not appliance-related, but it is still appalling to me that we continue to be poisoned by the Chinese with apparent impunity. Now our toy soldiers and toy pirates are being recalled...aarrgh!!


Liquidation Outlet, Inc. Recalls Action Figure Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard;
Sold Exclusively at Dollar Stores
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Force Soldier Playsets, Pirate Expeditions with Parrot, and Pirate Expeditions with Treasure

Units: About 8,400

Importer/Distributor: Liquidation Outlet, Inc., of Lakewood, Wash.

Hazard: The action figure toys have surface paints which contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries were reported.

Description: The Force Soldier playsets comes in a plastic bag with SKU number 70134 printed on the header card. The soldiers (two per bag) are 5 in height and come with an airplane, machine guns and a tropical tree. The Pirate Expeditions come in a blister packs in two styles with the SKU number 70136 printed on the header cards. Pirate Expedition figures are 6.5 in height and have assorted accessories including a parrot or a treasure chest.

Sold at: Dollar Stores in Washington and Oregon States from September 2007 through July 2009 for $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled products away from young children immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange for another toy.



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