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 Name||Item Number||Hazard|
|Truck Carry Case||087/01/0050||Lead Paint and Sharp Points|
|Tiny Playground Set||086/10/0048||Lead Paint and Sharp Points|
|Dream House Play Set||086/10/0048||Lead Paint and Sharp Points|
|Discovery Dinosaur Habitat||087/01/0011||Lead Paint|
|Command Center Action Figure Play Set||087/01/0034||Sharp Points|
|Aircraft Carrier Action Figure Play Set||087/01/0034||Sharp Points|
|Air, Land and Sea Defender Play Set||087/01/0036||Lead Paint|
|Tank Action Figure Play Set||087/01/0040||Lead Paint|
|Helicopter Action Figure Play Set||087/01/0040||Lead Paint|
|Remote Control Trucks||087/01/0042||Sharp Points|
The toys were sold by Target Stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2006 and on Target.com 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 www.target.com.
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!!