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: SUPER RIGS PLAY SETS
UNITS: ABOUT 700
IMPORTER: VARIETY WHOLESALERS INC., OF HENDERSON, N.C.
HAZARD: THE TOY TRUCK’S SURFACE COATING CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD, VIOLATING THE FEDERAL LEAD PAINT STANDARD.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: NONE REPORTED.
DESCRIPTION: THIS RECALL INVOLVES “SUPER RIG TRANSPORT” TOY TRUCK WITH TRAILER AND VEHICLES. THE TRUCK AND TRAILER ARE MULTI-COLORED, HOLDING TWO VEHICLES AND TWO ACTION FIGURES. “SUPER RIGS PLAY SET” IS LABELED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGING. THE BOX BACK HAS A BAR CODE SQUARE WITH ITEM NO. 67007, MADE IN CHINA AND BAR CODE 6-98567-67007-3. THE BOTTOM OF THE TRAILER HAS AN ENGRAVED CODE 45TNGO9.
SOLD AT: DISCOUNT STORES IN THE SOUTHEAST FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2009 FOR ABOUT $20.
MANUFACTURED IN: CHINA
REMEDY: CONSUMERS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY TAKE THE RECALLED TOY AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND RETURN IT TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE FOR A FULL REFUND OR REPLACEMENT PRODUCT.
CONSUMER CONTACT: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT VARIETY WHOLESALERS AT (800) 678-7776 BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 5 P.M. ET MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR VISIT THE FIRM’S WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.VWSTORES.COM
It’s a real shame that they keep finding lead in all these toys. I’m a mom and I get real worried every time I read about these things – who knows what my kids are exposed to. I happened to come across a website (www.home-health-chemistry.com) that gives recipes on how to detect for dangerous chemicals such as lead, cadmium and others – those that want to be more proactive should check it out.