Excessive Levels of Lead Prompt Recall of Toy Cars

About 1,900 packages of the toy cars are included in the recall

Excessive Levels of Lead Prompt Recall of Toy Cars
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May 2, 2016

LM Import & Export has announced a recall for packages of toys cars. The surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard. About 1,900 packages are included.

The products are sold in packages of four or six, painted in silver, black, or blue with red stickers. The words super, max, and racing appear on the top and sides of the four inch cars. Gallop X or RACING CARS is printed on the product's cardboard packaging and item numbers 43835 and 43836 are printed on a white label on the back.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body. The substance poses the most serious danger to children under the age of six and pregnant women.

No illnesses related to this recall have been reported to date.

Consumers could purchase the recalled toys at Mega Wholesale stores in Miami, FL from September 2010 through January 2011 for between about $2 and $3 per set.

Customers should take these toys away from children immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact LM Import & Export at (305) 622-7122.