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Thursday, March 20, 2008

QVC Recalls Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets


March 20, 2008
Alert #08-551

Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard; Sold Exclusively by QVC

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: Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets

Units: About 198,000

Importer: Merchant Media Corp., of Framingham, Mass.

Hazard: Surface paints on the puzzle pieces and components contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes the 16 piece Puzzle Track Play sets also known as Battery Operated Puzzle Vehicle sets. QVC item number T16876 is printed on the exterior of the brown box packaging. The sets have plastic puzzle pieces that when put together form a track with a battery operated train, fire engine or school bus vehicle designed to run on the track. Miniature street signs, traffic cones, and a battery for the vehicle are also included in the sets.

Sold by: QVC televised shopping programs, Web page, toll-free number, and Studio store from September 2002 through December 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy puzzle sets away from children and return to QVC for a full refund including shipping and handling. Consumers who purchased the recalled set from QVC’s television program or at QVC.com were sent a package by mail containing return information. Consumers who purchased the recalled set at the QVC Studio store should return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.qvc.com


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