|News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, D.C. 20207|
|For Immediate Release
May 24, 2007
Release #07-DRAFT 5/22/07
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 772-3277
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
|Toy Drums Recalled by The Boyds Collection Ltd. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - |
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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)|
Name of Product: Elis's Small Drums and Liberty's Large Drums
Units: About 4,500
Importer: The Boyds Collection Ltd., of McSherrystown, Pa.
Hazard: The red paint on the drums contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled decorative toy drums are made of wood and come with two wooden drum sticks. The sides of the drums are painted blue with white stars and the tops and bottoms feature an antique U.S. flag decoration. The Eli's Small Drum measures 4 ¾ inches in diameter and 3 ½ inches tall. The Liberty's Large Drum measures 6 ¾ inches in diameter and 4 inches tall. The Eli's Small Drum has item number 654933 printed on its hangtag and packaging. The Liberty's Large Drum has item number 654934 printed on its hangtag and packaging. The drums are packaged and sold separately.
Sold at: Gift and collectible stores nationwide from June 2005 through April 2007 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled decorative toy drums away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Customer Contact: For additional information, contact The Boyds Collection Ltd. toll-free at (877) 772-3277 ext.2179 anytime, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.boydsstuff.com.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.