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Push Toys Recalled by Santa’s Toy Corp. 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: Western Rider Push Toys

Units: About 9,000

Importer: Santa’s Toy Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paint on the glove, shirt, and pants of rider toy contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: The recall involves a push toy of a plastic horse with rider and a 20-inch long pole/handle. The horse and pole/handle together measures about 26 inches. The rider is wearing red pants and a green shirt. The horse comes in various colors.

Sold at: Retail dollar and discount stores nationwide February 2005 through February 2008 for between $2.50 and $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the push toy away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Santa’s Toy Corp. toll-free at (888) 726-8208 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or e-mail the firm at info@santastoycorp.com

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

View an image of the recalled product at the CPSC site.

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