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The federal government issued a recall today for about 5,600 toy figurines because they violated the federal lead paint standard. These toy figures were sold mainly over Christmas and were made by A.A. of America of East Brunswick, New Jersey.

The CPSC, the U.S. agency charged with the oversight of toy safety, announced the recall in conjunction with the toy company to alert the public to the high lead content of paint on these toy figures. The agency directed parents to remove these toys from children as soon as possible.

The toy figures were sold in the U.S. from January to December 2007 for about $1. Parents can return the action figures, which were sold in sets of four, for a full refund at the place of purchase.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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