SFI Designs Limited

SFI Designs Limited

October 04, 2007 15:44 ET

SFI Designs Limited: Urgent Recall Notice, Thomas & Friends™ and The Amazing Spider-Man™ Toddler Furniture

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2007) - In cooperation with Health Canada, SFI Designs Limited (Hong Kong) is recalling specific items from the following toddler furniture lines: Thomas & Friends™ and The Amazing Spider-Man™.

Health Canada's testing demonstrates that the red paint used on the products contains lead in excess of the allowable level as per the Canadian Hazardous Products Act. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. No injuries or illness have been reported to SFI Designs.

Consumers are advised to immediately take the recalled items away from children.

Approximately 9,600 Thomas & Friends™ items were sold at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Overwaitea Foods and various specialty stores throughout Canada. Approximately 1,500 The Amazing Spider-Man™ items were sold at Zellers, Sears and various specialty stores throughout Canada. These items were sold from June 2006 through October 1, 2007. Retailers have been advised to remove all referenced products from their shelves.

- Thomas & Friends™ Foot Stool / Step Stool UPC 8-59816-17408-1

- Thomas & Friends™ Table & 2 Chairs UPC 8-59816-17401-2

- Thomas & Friends™ Rocking Chair UPC 8-59816-17406-7

- Thomas & Friends™ Activity Desk UPC 8-59816-17404-3

- Thomas & Friends™ 9 Bin Toy Organizer UPC 8-59816-17407-4

- The Amazing Spider-Man™ Table & 2 Chairs UPC 8-59816-17501-9

- The Amazing Spider-Man™ Toy Box UPC 8-59816-17511-8

- The Amazing Spider-Man™ Step Stool UPC 8-59816-17508-8

- The Amazing Spider-Man™ Twin Bedroom in a Box UPC 8-59816-17532-3

To view photos of the products please click on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/SFI_Products.jpg

Note that the red paint was not used on the following items and they are NOT part of the recall: Thomas & Friends™ Toddler Bed, Thomas & Friends™ Toy Box Bench, The Amazing Spider-Man™ Toddler Bed, The Amazing Spider-Man™ 9 Bin Toy Organizer, The Amazing Spider-Man™ Saucer Chair. These items only have red coloring in the decorative decals. The decals do not contain excessive levels of lead.

The recalled items can be returned for a full refund at the store of their original purchase. If the products are not returned, consumers are urged to carefully disassemble the products and dispose of the parts in separate bags or containers so that the product cannot be reused.

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