The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Magnetic Toy Train Sets
Units: About 27,000
Importer: Hampton Direct, of Williston, Vt.
Hazard: The paint on the trains contains excessive amounts of lead, posing a risk of lead poisoning young children.
Description: This recall involves Magnetic Alphabet and Number train sets. The train sets include a wooden engine, caboose, letters and numbers. The miniature train sets are sold in a rainbow of colors and have either a letter or number attached to the top of a base with four wooden wheels. The alphabet train set contains 28 pieces, and the number train set contains 12 pieces. Each car in the train set is 2 ½ x 2 ½ x 2 inches in size.
Sold by: Johnson Smith Company, The Paragon Gifts Inc., and Starcrest Products of California catalogues nationwide from December 2005 through July 2007 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using and dispose of the recalled trains. Consumers of record will receive a free replacement train.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hampton Direct at (800) 208-4050 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hamptondirect.com - consumers can also e-mail the firm at email@example.com