Distributor Announces Voluntary Recall of Aqua Dots Toys



    TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ -- Spin Master, a toy distributor based in Toronto,
in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today
announced a voluntary recall of Aqua Dots toys which are produced by Moose
Enterprises, an Australian company.
    Spin Master's decision to pursue this recall is grounded in our ongoing
commitment to children's safety. Because of the swift manner in which this
situation has been addressed, we are able to report that over two-thirds of
the 4.2 million toys covered by this recall have not reached consumers and are
currently being recovered. Working together with the CPSC and Health Canada,
our retail partners and consumers, we are confident that we will be able to
implement this recall in an efficient manner.
    In compliance with this joint announcement, consumers should stop using
Aqua Dots immediately and remove them from the reach of children. We encourage
all concerned consumers to visit www.cpsc.gov or www.aquadotsrecall.com for
more information on the voluntary recall.
    This voluntary recall announcement came hours after Spin Master's
proactive request that retailers remove Aqua Dots toys from retail shelves and
sale in North America. This request was made after Spin Master received
notification from Moose Enterprises of an Australian recall of a similar
product and recently confirmed two safety incidents involving Aqua Dots in the
United States.
    Spin Master considers all safety issues to be of a serious nature. In
addition to immediately notifying our customers and the appropriate
authorities, we are working diligently to recall all product.

    As a trusted distributor of children's products, Spin Master has always
made the safety of children our foremost priority. We will continue working to
ensure that this standard is strictly upheld.

    We encourage our customers, consumers and the news media to visit the web
site at www.aquadotsrecall.com for additional updates and information.





For further information:

For further information: Donna MacNeil for Spin Master, (416) 364-6002,
donnam@spinmaster.com, Web Site: http://www.aquadotsrecall.com,
http://www.spinmaster.com; http://www.cpsc.gov


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