Lead Exposure Hazard Recalls

RECALL: Dollar Tree Store Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Greenbrier International Inc have issued a recall on about 300,000 Baby Toys Baby Bead & Wire Toys and Speed Racer Pull Back & Go Action! Cars because the recalled toys contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

The Baby Bead & Wire Toys are colored wires and colored beads that can slide on a natural wood platform. These bead toys have item number 903419 and date code 71 printed on the back of the packaging. The Speed Racer Pull Back & Go Action! Cars are yellow with black stripes and white with red stripes. Item number 873820 and date code 77 is printed on the back of the packaging.

The toys were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only One $1 and Deal$ stores nationwide from March 2007 through October 2007 (Baby Bead & Wire Toys) and from September 2007 through November 2007 (Speed Racer Cars) for $1.

Parents are being asked to take these toys away from children and return to the store where purchased for a refund.You can contact Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dollartree.com


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