Recalls 9/30

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2008
Release #08-415

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 207-1923
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Toy Boats Recalled by Buzz’s Boatyard 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: Toy Boats

Units: About 200

Importer: Buzz’s Boatyard, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Hazard: The paint on the recalled toy boats contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves two models of tin Pop Pop toy boats. Models included in the recall are the 13-inch “Titanic” and the “Hut” Pop Pop boats.

Sold at: Buzz’s Boatyard’s Web site (www.buzzboats.com) from April 2007 to November 2007 for between $3 and $12.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Buzz’s Boatyard for a refund or an exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact at Buzz’s Boatyard at (877) 207-1923 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.buzzboats.com/poppop.htm

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08415.html

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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 $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. 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. 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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