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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Educational Insights Recalls Ring Toss Games

March 26, 2008
Alert #08-553

Educational Insights Recalls Ring Toss Games Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Ring Toss Games

Units: About 130

Importer: Educational Insights, of Vernon Hills, Ill.

Hazard: The paint on the yellow peg of the toy contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled ring toss game has three plastic blue rings and five 4-inch wooden pegs. Four of the five pegs are purple and one is yellow. The base of the game is made of two red wooden boards that form an “X” when assembled.

Sold to: School supply stores nationwide from December 2007 through February 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: All purchasers have been contacted and requested to return the games for a store credit or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Educational Insights toll-free at (888) 591-9334 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at, or e-mail the firm at

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