RECALL:Fisher-Price Bongo Band Toys and Geo Trax Locomotives Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standardby Lisa Arneill+ in Fisher Price, Recalls
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today a voluntary recall of the Fisher Price Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys and Geo Trax Locomotive due to a violation of lead paint standards. They are recommending that consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children’s toys.
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.
The Geo Trax Freightway Transport and Geo Trax Special Track Pack locomotive 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 model is marked K3013.
They were sold at retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $20 and are manufactured in China.
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.
Additional information is available by contacting Fisher-Price at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety