CPSC and The Little Tikes Co. Announce Recall of 20,800 Animal-Shaped Flashlights, Sold at Target, that Contain Lead Paint

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Little Tikes Co. of Hudson, Ohio, have announced the recall of about 20,800 Glowin’ Dino and Glowin’ Doggy Animal Flashlights because the light green paint on the dinosaur-shaped flashlight and the brown paint on the dog-shaped flashlight could contain excess levels of lead.

Lead is a highly toxic heavy metal that can cause serious and permanent neurological injuries if ingested by young children. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The recalled products were manufactured in China and sold only at Target stores nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $10.

To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

The Glowin’ Dino Flashlight and the Glowin’ Doggy Flashlight are about 9-inches long and make an electronic sound when switched on. The green dinosaur roars, and the white and brown dog barks.

Only flashlights with the following date codes are in included in the recall: LC5H161, LC5H291, LC5I031, LC5I091, LC5I131, LC5J061, LC5J231, and LC5J311.

The date codes are found on the bottom of the flashlights. Units that do not contain these codes or other animal flashlight characters made by The Little Tikes Co. are not included in this recall.

Also, units that have an “R” at the end of the date code are not included in the recall.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled flashlights away from young children and contact Little Tikes for a free replacement flashlight or refund.

For more information, consumers can contact The Little Tikes Co. toll-free at (866) 765-6729 anytime, or visit the company’s Web site at http://littletikes.com.

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