|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
May 20, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 490-9002
Master Toys & Novelties Inc. Recalls Little Rider Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint StandardWASHINGTON, 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: Cowboy on a Horse Little Rider Toys
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Master Toys & Novelties Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paint on the shoe and pants of the rider toy contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall includes a battery operated cowboy riding a horse toy. The model number 8610B is located on the product packaging. The horse and rider together measure about 8.5 inches in height by 7.5 inches in length. The rider is wearing blue pants and a red shirt and the horse is brown. Only Little Rider Toys with UPC code 603678086101 printed on the product packaging are included in the recall.
Sold at: Dollar and discount stores nationwide from April 2007 through January 2008 for between $5 and $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Master Toys & Novelties Inc. at (800) 237-5020 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Website at www.mastertoys.com