WASHINGTON – Toys "R" Us recalled about 16,000 Chinese-made Elite Operations toys because of lead contamination, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.
The military-style toys are recalled because their surface paints contain excessive levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. Under current regulations, children's products found to have more than 0.06 percent lead accessible to users are subject to a recall.
This is the second recall of lead-tainted children's products for Toys "R" Us this month. On Oct. 4, the company recalled about 15,000 Totally Me! Funky Room Decor Sets, because surface paints on the back of the decorating kits' mirrors contained high levels of lead.
Wednesday's recall included four Elite Operations toy sets: the Command Patrol Center, the Barracuda Helicopter, the Super Rigs set and a three-pack of 8-inch figures. No other Elite Operations toys are included in the recall.
The toys were sold at Toys "R" Us stores around the country and on toysrus.com between July and October. They can be returned to any Toys "R" Us store for a full refund or store credit.