Friday, August 3, 2007

More Recalled Toys Due to High Lead Levels

Once again, here we go. Except this recall is from Fisher Price, not Soldier Bear.

Exchanges sold some recalled toys

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Aug 3, 2007 13:56:53 EDT

The military exchanges are among the many stores that carried some of the 92 Fisher-Price toys that have been recalled because of the possibility that they contain high levels of lead.

The toys included some Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer and other children’s toys. Surface paints on the toys could contain excessive levels of lead, which can be harmful if ingested by young children.

The various figures and toys were manufactured between April 19 and July 6, 2007, and were sold alone or as part of sets. Stores nationwide sold them from May through Aug. 2, when the recall was issued. Only toys manufactured and sold during these time periods are affected.

Customers who bought the recalled toys should immediately take the toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price at (800) 916-4498 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site. Information will be provided about how to return the product, and the customer will receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer’s choice, up to the value of the returned product.

Navy exchanges sold:

Sesame Street Musical Lights, Sesame Street Shake Giggle & Roll, Sesame Street Elmo in Giggle Box, Sesame Street Silly Parts Talking Elmo, Dora Figures, Dora Talking House, Giggle Doodler, Diego ATV, Sesame Street Giggle Tool Belt, Sesame Giggle Drill, Dora Talking Pony Place, Diego Talking Gadget Belt, Diego Mobile Rescue, Dora’s Talking Horse.

Marine Corps exchanges sold:

C-1211 Giggle Gabbers Assortment, and G-3825 Vamanos Van.

Army and Air Force exchanges sold:

39054 Sesame Street Shape Sorter, H4187 Dora Figures in Tube, J9692 Dora’s Talking Pony Place, K3414 Diego – Talking Gadget Belt, K3571 Go Diego Go Mobile Rescue Unit, M0732 Dora’s Talking House.

As AAFES spokesman Judd Anstey notes, the stores may have carried some of the other toys, but they were not affected by the recall because the merchandise on the shelves was manufactured before April 19.

Customers should examine the complete list to determine if any toys bought at another civilian retailer could be part of the recall.

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