Wednesday, September 5, 2007

RECALL: Fisher-Price Bongo Band Toys Due to Lead paint Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Fisher-Price Inc of New York, yesterday announced a voluntary recall about 8,900 Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys. Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children's toys. There were no reported injuriesor incidents. The recalled toys have two bongos, including one with a yellow and green plastic drum base with a blue drum surface. The other bongo is yellow and green plastic drum base with an orange drum surface with “It’s a Big, Big World” printed on it. The toys were sold with animal shaped accessories including a monkey, bird, tambourine and drum stick. The toys have product number K9343 inside the orange drum. A date code between 139-7SH and 232-7SH is printed on the drum’s orange ring surface. Bongo Band toys included in this recall must have both the product number and date code. They were sold at retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $20 and manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on returning the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.
For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at 888-496-8330 anytime or visit

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