Potential lead in toy hazard: ACCC issues caution

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued an advisory alert to consumers that it has identified a potential lead content hazard in a military play set.

The product is the Special Mission Combat Force Military Play Set. It is a military action set comprising a truck, mounted helicopter, military vehicle and soldier figurines.
ACCC chairman, Graeme Samuel, says preliminary assessment had indicated that some of the paint on various components might represent a potential hazard.

“Further tests are underway to determine whether the toys may have unacceptable lead levels,” Samuel says.

One known supplier, Australian Discount Retail (Trading), is cooperating with the ACCC and is taking steps to remove the product from sale.

A consumer level recall may follow once the degree of hazard has been clearly established.

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