U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2007
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Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band 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: Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys
Units: About 8,900
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children's toys.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled toys have two bongos, including one with a yellow and green plastic drum base with a blue drum surface. The other bongo is yellow and green plastic drum base with an orange drum surface with “It’s a Big, Big World” printed on it. The toys were sold with animal shaped accessories including a monkey, bird, tambourine and drum stick. The toys have product number K9343 inside the orange drum. A date code between 139-7SH and 232-7SH is printed on the drum’s orange ring surface. Bongo Band toys included in this recall must have both the product number and date code.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on returning the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety
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