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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Attorney General Alerts Consumers of
Toys “R” Us Refunds for Baby Bibs that Contain Lead
Attorney General Requested that Toys “R” Us Stop Selling Baby Bibs
Containing Lead Paint

BALTIMORE, MD (August 17, 2007) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced that Toys “R” Us has agreed to suspend the sale of its store-brand vinyl bibs that have been reported to contain significant levels of lead. The vinyl bibs in question were sold under the “Especially for Baby,” “Koala Baby,” and “Disney” baby labels. Attorney General Gansler wrote to Toys “R” Us requesting that it stop selling the vinyl bibs and, following its receipt of that letter, the company alerted all of its stores to remove the vinyl bibs from their shelves.

Toys “R” Us has also agreed that consumers who purchased the bibs may return them to the stores where they were purchased and receive refunds. Toys “R” Us is also implementing a new policy regarding the amount of lead that is allowed in the products it sells. The new policy is stricter than the existing standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

“I am pleased that Toys ‘R’ Us has quickly agreed to remove these potentially dangerous products from its store shelves,” said Attorney General Gansler. “I encourage any consumers who purchased these vinyl bibs to stop using them at once and return them to Toys ‘R’ Us.”

Consumers who want more information concerning how to return the vinyl bibs for a refund should contact their local Toys “R” Us store.

   

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