RECALL: RC2 Potty Training Seats Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

by in Lead Exposure Hazard, Recalls, The First Years

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and RC2 Corp have announced the recall of about 160,000 The First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds Potty Seats.

While no injuries have been reported, the decorative plaque inserted into the back of the potty seat could have orange paint that contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

The recall involves the First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds potty training seats. Each seat has either a yellow chair with a green removable seat and a purple lift out-pot or a blue chair with a white removable seat and green lift out-pot. The words “100 Acre Wood” are molded on the chair back. The plaque inserted into the back of the seat contains molded Winnie the Pooh and Tigger characters.

Parents are being asked to contact RC2 to receive a permanent clear protective cover that covers the plaque. The unit can still be used as a potty seat.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

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