Friday, January 30, 2009

DDI Inc. Recalls Toy Construction Play Sets Due to Violation 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 using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Construction Play Sets

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer/Distributor: DDI Inc., of Dubuque, Iowa

Hazard: Surface paint on the play sets can contain lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the 136-piece Mega Construction Play Set (item# 911346) and includes various construction equipment, vehicles, buildings and roads. The play sets are packaged in a black and yellow box with the word "Builder" printed in the upper left hand corner of the package.

Sold at: Home centers, hardware stores and farm stores nationwide from October 2008 through December 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled play sets away from children and contact the firm for a refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DDI at (800) 220-2390 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at .

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