CPSC recalls two children?s toys on back-to-back days
Toys violated lead paint standard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced two product recalls due to potential lead poisoning. A recalled ring toss game by Educational Insights, of Vernon Hills, Illiniois., and the recalled ?Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles? by Downeast Concepts Inc., of Yarmouth, Maine both surface paint that contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
More than 130 recalled ring toss games have three plastic blue rings and five 4-inch wooden pegs. Four pegs are purple and one is yellow. The base of the game is made of two red wooden boards that form an ?X? when assembled. They were sold nationwide between December 2007 and February 2008 for approximately $30. Consumers may contact Educational Insights toll-free at 1-888-591-9334 or visit the firm?s Web site.
The recalled metal water bottles have model numbers 67402, 67404, 67442, 67444, 67742, 60442, 67744, 67746, 67748 and 60448 printed on the hang tag. The metal water bottles have a black plastic sip-top and were sold in green, pink or blue with assorted animal or insect graphics on the exterior. They were sold nationally between February 2006 and February 2008 for about $8. Consumers should contact Downeast Concepts at 1-800-343-2424 or visit the firm?s Web site.
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, ?Downeast Concepts Inc. Recalls Water Bottles Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard,? March 25, 2008; U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, ?Educational Insights Recalls Ring Toss Games Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard,? March 26, 2008.