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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Target Recalls Various Toys Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2006
Release #07-035

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Target Recalls Various Toys Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards

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: Various "Kool Toyz" Children's Products

Units: About 190,500

Importer/Distributor: Target Stores, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: Some of these toys contain lead paint, which is toxic if
ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also,
some of the toys have sharp points, posing laceration or puncture wound
hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received four reports of toys breaking
apart, exposing sharp points. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves "Kool Toyz" brand toys, including sets
containing die-cast cars, playground set, doll house set, dinosaurs,
trucks, boats and planes. The packaging is primary blue and has the
"Kool Toyz" logo is on the upper left corner of the packaging. The
following chart lists the toys involved in the recall, their item
numbers written on the upper right corner of the packaging, and the
specific hazards they pose:

Product Name / Item Number / Hazard
Truck Carry Case / 087/01/0050 / Lead Paint and Sharp Points
Tiny Playground Set / 086/10/0048 / Lead Paint and Sharp Points
Dream House Play Set / 086/10/0048 / Lead Paint and Sharp Points
Discovery Dinosaur Habitat / 087/01/0011 / Lead Paint
Command Center Action Figure Play Set / 087/01/0034 / Sharp Points
Aircraft Carrier Action Figure Play Set / 087/01/0034 / Sharp Points
Air, Land and Sea Defender Play Set / 087/01/0036 / Lead Paint
Tank Action Figure Play Set / 087/01/0040 / Lead Paint
Helicopter Action Figure Play Set / 087/01/0040 / Lead Paint
Remote Control Trucks / 087/01/0042 / Sharp Points

Sold by: Target Stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2006
and on Target.com from August 2006 through September 2006 for between
$10 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the products away from children and return
the item to the nearest Target Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Target at
(800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07035.html

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