Thomas and Friends, Curious George and Other Spinning Tops and Tin Pails
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: Spinning Tops and Tin Pails
Units: About 66,000 spinning tops and about 4,700 pails
Importer: Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass.
Hazard: Surface paints on the wooden handles of the tops and pails
contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint
standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause
adverse health effects.
Description: The recalled tops and pails are primarily metal and have
wooden handles. The tops are painted with Thomas and Friends, Curious
George, or a circus scene. The pails are painted with Thomas and
Friends, Curious George, or in a solid red or yellow color. Tops with
plastic handles are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from July 2001
through July 2002. The tops were sold for about $13. The pails were sold
for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from
children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Schylling at (800)
767-8697 between 9 am and 5 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the
firm's Web site.
To see a picture of examples of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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