The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), aka Toy Police, announced that Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass. agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty. The penalty settlement . . . resolves staff allegations that the company violated the federal lead paint ban regarding toys with surface paints containing lead that exceed the allowed amount. In 1978, a federal ban was established that prohibited toys and other children’s articles from having more than 600 ppm (by weight) in paints or surface coatings. The regulatory limit was reduced to 90 ppm on August 14, 2009, as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. CPSC announced the firm’s voluntary recall of the products first in August and for additional toys in November of that year. Incidents/Injuries: None.