August 03, 2007

Fisher Price Toy Recall

Just in case you haven't heard, there is a major toy recall for many Fisher Price toys for kids (esp. toddler toys). See the release below:

Fisher-Price Recalls Licensed Character Toys Due To Lead Poisoning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firms 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: Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, and other children's
Units: About 967,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain excessive levels of
lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse
health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled involves various figures and toys that were
manufactured between April 19, 2007 and July 6, 2007 and were sold alone
or as part of sets. The model names and product numbers for the recalled
toys, which are all marked with "Fisher-Price," are listed below. The
toys may have a date code between 109-7LF and 187-7LF marked on the
product or packaging.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for
between $5 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from
children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers will need to return the
product and will receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the
consumer's choice (up to the value of the returned product).
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Fisher-Price at
(800) 916-4498 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:

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