September 17, 2002
(Reuters) — About 100,000 bobblehead collectibles sold as a McDonald’s Corp. promotion are being recalled because they have excessive amounts of lead on some of the figurines, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.
"If ingested over time by children, the lead from the paint may present a lead poisoning hazard," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement, adding the figurines should be kept away from children.
McDonald’s has not received any reports of injuries or accidents involving the figurines, made by Bobble Dreams USA, but the two firms are conducting the voluntary recall as a precaution.
The recalled bobbleheads are modeled after National Football League players Brian Urlacher and Anthony Thomas. The figurines were sold at McDonald’s in the greater Chicago area starting last month.
To receive return and refund instructions, contact McDonald’s at (800) 244-6227 or visit the Web site at www.mcdonalds.com.