Recall: Disney, Pixar Toy Story 3 Bowling Game
On 2011-05-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Disney, Pixar Toy Story 3 Bowling Game due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2010 for about $18.
About 600 units are involved in this G.A. Gertmenian and Sons bowling game recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Board Games & Other Games category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 224-4181
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What is the problem?
The red paint used on some bowling pins has been measured to be in excess of the maximum allowable level of 90 ppm, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall affects Toy Story 3 Bowling Game Rugs with a batch marking of JA 148. The recalled item contains six white plastic bowling pins with two red stripes painted on the necks, one black plastic ball, and a 68 inch x 26 inch nylon game rug with a print of the character Buzz Lightyear on the front. The batch marking JA 148 appears on the bottom front of the packaging just above the bar code, and is also located on the tag attached to the rug.
These items were sold new+ at Walmart Stores in the U.S. between September 1, 2010 and September 25, 2010 for about $18.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the bowling pins immediately and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement set.
For additional information, contact G.A. Gertmenian and Sons LLC toll-free at (888)224-4181 between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm PT Monday through Friday. Consumers may also email Gertmenian@Gertmenian.com for instructions on receiving replacement bowling pins.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
G.A. Gertmenian and Sons, LLC has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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