Toy puzzle vehicle sets pulled for lead paint
- April 22, 2008 1:03 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
QVC plastic puzzle track sets are being recalled because the paint on the pieces and the accompanying battery-operated vehicles contain excessive lead levels.
Ingesting lead can cause a variety of problems in children, ranging from stomach aches to learning problems, brain damage and even seizures or death.
There have been no injuries reported in connection with the toys.
The 16-piece Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets, sold as Puzzle Track Play and Battery Operated Puzzle Vehicle sets, were imported by the Massachusetts-based Merchant Media Corp.
The sets, made in China, are assembled to form a track a battery-operated train, fire engine or school bus runs on. They also include miniature street signs, traffic cones and a battery. QVC item number T16876 is printed on the box.
It is not known how many of the sets were sold in Canada, but the items were for sale on QVC shopping programs, through its website and studio store, and through a toll-free number from September 2002 through December 2007 for about $20 each.
Consumers should immediately take the toy sets away from children and return to QVC for a full refund. Those who bought the recalled sets from the company's television program or website have been sent a package containing return information. Consumers who bought the toys at the QVC studio store can return them to the location for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can contact QVC at 1-800-367-9444.
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