Friday, January 25, 2008

Toy Wooden Block and Train Sets Recalled By Christmas Tree Shops Due toViolation of Lead Paint Standard

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 usingrecalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Big Wooden Blocks and Jumbo Wooden Train Sets

Units: About 15,000

Retailer: Christmas Tree Shops, of South Yarmouth, Mass.

Manufacturer: First Learning Company Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: Surface paint on some pieces of the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Big Wooden Blocks contain 30 or 60 colorful block pieces in 11 geometric shapes. The Jumbo Wooden Train Sets contain 70 wooden pieces including trees, stop and railroad crossing signs, a red wooden engine and green train cars. The following style numbers and UPC numbers are printed on the packaging of the toys:

Toy Description Style # UPC # Big Wooden Learning Blocks - 30 pieces 7210 14559211 Big Wooden Learning Blocks - 60 pieces 7211 14559235 70 piece Jumbo Wooden Train Sets 13275A 14217340

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions from October 2006 through November 2007 for between $4 and $20.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return the toys to any Christmas Tree Shop to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact: For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops at (888) 287-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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