Mattel Recalls Sarge Die Cast Toy Cars Due To Violation of Lead Safety Standard
Mattel Recalls Sarge Die Cast Toy Cars Due To Violation of
Lead Safety 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.
Name of Product: Sarge die cast toy cars
Units: About 253,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain lead levels in excess of federal
standards. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves die cast Sarge 2 ? inch toy cars. The toy looks like a
military jeep and measures about 2 ? inches long by 1 inch high by 1 inch wide. The
recalled toy has the markings 7EA and China on the bottom. The Sarge toy car is
sold alone or in a package of two, and may have the product number M1253 (for single
cars) and K5925 (for cars sold as a set) printed on the packaging. The cars marked
Thailand are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for between $7
and $20 (depending on whether they were sold individually or in sets).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and
contact Mattel. Consumers will need to return the product to receive a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel at (800) 916-4997
anytime or visit the firms Web site at www.service.mattel.com