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RECALL: Kool Toyz sold at Target

Target is recalling various “Kool Toyz” products because of a lead poisoning hazard.

Some of the toys contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, some of the toys have sharp points, posing laceration or puncture wound hazards.

Target has received four reports of toys breaking apart, exposing sharp points. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves “Kool Toyz” brand toys, including sets containing die-cast cars, playground set, doll house set, dinosaurs, trucks, boats and planes. The packaging is primary blue and has the “Kool Toyz” logo is on the upper left corner of the packaging. The following chart lists the toys involved in the recall, their item numbers written on the upper right corner of the packaging, and the specific hazards they pose:

Product NameItem NumberHazard
Truck Carry Case087/01/0050Lead Paint and Sharp Points
Tiny Playground Set086/10/0048Lead Paint and Sharp Points
Dream House Play Set086/10/0048Lead Paint and Sharp Points
Discovery Dinosaur Habitat087/01/0011Lead Paint
Command Center Action Figure Play Set087/01/0034Sharp Points
Aircraft Carrier Action Figure Play Set087/01/0034Sharp Points
Air, Land and Sea Defender Play Set087/01/0036Lead Paint
Tank Action Figure Play Set087/01/0040Lead Paint
Helicopter Action Figure Play Set087/01/0040Lead Paint
Remote Control Trucks087/01/0042Sharp Points

The toys were sold by Target Stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2006 and on from August 2006 through September 2006 for between $10 and $20.

Consumers should take the products away from children and return the item to the nearest Target Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm?s Web site at

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

This is the second Recall in a week for Lead in Paint. I thought that it was illegal to manufacturer kids toys with lead paint. I guess the industry wasn’t informed?? We all need to start to support the smaller toy manufacturers that use materials that are safe for our children today as well as tomorrow!!

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