Sears Canada Advised by Fisher-Price Inc. of a Potential Safety Hazard relating to a limited number of Fisher-Price(R) Character Toys



    TORONTO, Aug. 2 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. has been advised by
Fisher-Price Inc., a division of Mattel Canada Inc., of a potential safety
hazard relating to certain Fisher-Price(R) character figures and toys that
were manufactured between April 19, 2007 and July 6, 2007. It has been
discovered that the products named below may have some surface paints that
could contain excessive levels of lead, which may be toxic if ingested by
young children and can cause adverse health effects.
    Some of the affected products were sold at Sears Canada department
stores, through the Sears Canada catalogue, and online at www.sears.ca between
May and August 2007. The list of affected model numbers and corresponding
Sears item numbers that were sold by Sears are as follows:

    
    Sears         Mattel                                             Regular
    Item          Item                                               Selling
    Number        Number         Description                           Price

    64901         B9617          Dora Figure for DH                    $7.99
    64733         B9620          Dora's Talking House                 $79.99
    65145         G3825          Dora Talking Vamonos Van             $29.99
    64602         G3830          Lets Go Adventure Playsets           $19.99
    65418         H4187          Dora Figure in Tube                   $6.99
    65140         H6859          Dora Talking House                   $79.99
    64609         J0342          Diego Animal Adventure                $9.99
    65775         J0346          Diego Talking Rescue 4x4             $29.99
    65778         J1136          Talking Vamonos Van                  $29.99
    65564         J1136          Talking Vamonos Van                  $29.99
    65786         J9451          Talking Rescue 4x4                   $29.99
    64606         K1982          Dora Pony Stable                     $39.99
    65311         K3571          GDG Mobile Rescue                    $49.99
    65398         L5342          Mobile Rescue Unit                   $49.99
    

    Fisher-Price Inc. has received no reported incidents of injury to date.
    In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada advises customers who
own an affected product to immediately stop children from using it. Customers
are asked to contact Fisher Price at 1-800-916-4498 anytime, or visit the
firm's website at www.service.mattel.com to arrange for return of their
affected product and to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the
customer's choice.
    Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its department stores to
advise customers of this safety recall. Sears Canada is bringing this matter
to the public's attention in the interest of consumer safety and regrets any
inconvenience that may be experienced by our customers.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate
stores, 179 dealer stores, 61 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at www.sears.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Katarina Kristanic, Sears Corporate
Communications, (416) 9410-4424, katarina.kristanic@sears.ca

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