Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Schylling Associates Recalls Spinning Tops and Tin Pails

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass., announced a voluntary recall of Thomas and Friends, Curious George and Other Spinning Tops and Tin Pails.

The recalled tops and pails are primarily metal and have wooden handles. The tops are painted with Thomas and Friends, Curious George, or a circus scene. The pails are painted with Thomas and Friends, Curious George, or in a solid red or yellow color. Tops with plastic handles are not included in this recall.

The recalled items were sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from July 2001 through July 2002. The tops were sold for about $13. The pails were sold for about $6.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy. For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 am and 5 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at