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AAFES Recalls “Soldier Bear” Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

AAFES Recalls “Soldier Bear” Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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.

Name of Product: Soldier Bear Toys

Units: About 11,400

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

Manufacturer: First Learning Company Ltd, of Hong Kong (wooden toys)

Manufacturer: Toy World Group Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong (military vehicle toy play set)

Hazard: The surface paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the following wooden toys and a plastic military vehicle toy playset. The style number, UPC codes and ?Soldier Bear? logo are printed on the toy?s packaging.
Toy Description Style UPC
Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon (aphabet blocks in a wooden wagon) 6320 834162002158
Time Teacher (magnetic shapes & clock in pull cart) 6231 834162002646
Wooden Riding Horse 6349 834162003698
Vehicle Playset (blue military vehicle with action figures 1007 4895130810072

Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2006 through October 2007 for between $5 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

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

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

Picture of Recalled Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon

Picture of Recalled Time Teacher

Picture of Recalled Wooden Riding Horse

Picture of Recalled Vehicle Playset

Send the link for this page to a friend! 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 $800 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 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. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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