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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Toy Investments d/b/a Toysmith, Recalls Floppy Friends Horse Toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
Release #08-285

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 356-0474
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Floppy Friends Horse Toys Recalled by Toy Investments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: Floppy Friends Horse Toys

Units: About 300

Importer: Toy Investments Inc., d/b/a Toysmith, of Auburn, Wash.

Hazard: Surface paint on the toy horse contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled horse toy has a push up base. When the base is pushed up, the toy horse is floppy. When released, the toy horse stands up straight. The horse is brown and white and the base is green with orange, red flowers and dark blue flowers.

Sold at: Hobby stores, gas stations, gift shops and toy stores nationwide from February 2008 through April 2008 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toy Investments Inc. at (800) 356-0474 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Website at www.toysmith.com

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