Daily Herald
J.C. Penny recalls toys, ornaments
Reuters
Published: 10/12/2007 12:13 AM

WASHINGTON -- Retailer J.C. Penney recalled thousands of Winnie-the-Pooh doll play sets, wooden art boxes and horse-themed holiday ornaments because of unsafe levels of lead paint, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The largest number of items recalled were 49,000 Winnie-the-Pooh play sets made in China. Each 23-piece play set included a baby doll, playpen, swing, stroller and sold for about $40, the agency said.

The play sets were sold from the Penney catalog and Web site during a two-year period ending August 2007.

Penney also recalled 19,000 wooden box art sets sold for about $40 from September 2005 through August, the agency said.

The art sets were made in Taiwan and Vietnam.

Penney also recalled 2,400 Breyer stirrup ornaments featuring a prancing horse and ribbons. Each Chinese-made ornament has "2006" stamped on the rim and sold for about $18.

No injuries were reported. Visit www.cpsc.gov for information.