Recalls and alerts more than 4 years old are automatically archived. While this information can still be accessed in the database, it has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

Archived – “Robot 2000” Collectable Tin Robot

Starting date:
November 1, 2007
Posting date:
November 1, 2007
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Poisoning Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001598

Affected products

"Robot 2000" Collectable Tin Robot

Product description

The "Robot 2000" is a battery-operated, tin robot standing 30.5 cm tall. It has a red light on the head and chest panels that open.

Hazard identified

Surface paints on the robot contain excessive levels of lead.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no reported injuries.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit the following Healthy Canadians page: Reduce your exposure to lead.

Number sold

54 of the toy robots were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

Sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from October 2006 through September 2007 for about $25.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Schylling Associates Inc.
Rowley
Massachusetts
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-800-541-2929

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)


What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Schylling at 1-800-767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site.