Lead Exposure Hazard Recalls

RECALL: “Soldier Bear” Toy Sets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Soldier Bear Brand Toy Sets

Units: About 13,000 (about 3,000 Invincibles Transport Converter Toy Sets were recalled on May 23, 2007)

Importer/Retailer: AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service), of Dallas, Texas

Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: Surface paints on the toy action figures, dinosaurs and animals contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None Reported.

Description: This recall involves toy sets with various action figures, dinosaurs, animals and vehicles. The style number, Universal Product Code and Soldier Bear logo are printed on the product’s packaging.

Toy Set Style Code UPC #
H.E.R.O.E.S. Dino Mega Cruiser 00047 4 98567 00047 4
Dinosaur Adventure Set (two styles) 91068
6 98567 91068 1
6 98567 91074 2
Wild Animal Adventure Set 91074 6 98567 91074 2
H.E.R.O.E.S. Vehicle Play Set (three styles: military, police and fire rescue) 85939 6 98567 85939 3

Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for between $5 and $15.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to the nearest AAFES store for full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call AAFES at (800) 866-3605 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.aafes.com

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