Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fisher-Price Recalls Geo Trax Locomotive Toys Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Geo Trax Locomotive Toys
Units: About 90,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Geo Trax Freightway Transport and Geo Trax Special Track Pack locomotive toys. These toys are red with yellow paint on the ladder and horn details. The recalled models were manufactured between July 31, 2006 and August 20, 2007 and have a date code between 212-6CK through 325-6CK or 001-7CK through 232-7CK marked on the bottom of the product. The packaging on the Freightway Transport model is marked H5705 and the packaging on the Special Track Pack modelis marked K3013.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through August 2007 for between $3 and $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers will need to return the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com

1 comment:

x-ray fluorescence said...

I’m glad they’re catching these, but it makes you wonder how long it’s been going on. There has been a huge rise in autism in the last decade and I’m wondering if lead-based paint on toys has anything to do with it.