The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Toys R Us, today announced a voluntary recall of about 128,700 “Elite Operations” Toy Sets because these toys contain high levels of lead in the paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, the toys have sharp points, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves three styles of “Elite Operations” brand toy sets. The military-style play sets contain light and sound vehicles, action figures and accessories. Models included in this recall are: Super Rigs Transport Vehicle (Item # 087286), Command Patrol Center (Item # 920625) and Troop Carrier (Item # 773967). The item numbers are located on the back of the packaging above the barcode. Toy sets sold prior to January 2006 are not included in this recall. No other “Elite Operations” brand toys are affected by this recall.
Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to the nearest Toys “R” Us store for full credit. You can also contact Toys “R” Us at (800) TOYSRUS (869-7787) between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm’s Web site at toysrus.com