|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|March 6, 1984
|Release # 84-015
Children's Stuffed Animal Toys On Wheels Recalled Because Of Small Parts
Washington, D.C.-- In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Enesco Imports Corp., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 12,600 "Country Calico" Farm Animal Assortments, Item #E-9768.
These stuffed animals on wheels are being recalled because the CPSC has determined that the eyes, wheels and other small parts may come off the toy if pulled on, and these small parts may present a choking, aspiration or swallowing hazard to small children. The toy assortments have been sold nationwide since January l983, for $4.00.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any reports of injuries involving these toys. The Farm Animal Assortments includes 6 stuffed animal figures of calico fabric: a duck, a pig, a rooster, a rabbit, a swan, and a horse. Each individual figure is attached to a wooden cart and is approximately 4 3/4 inches high and 4 inches long. Each wooden cart has a metal ring screwed into the front of the cart that can be used to hang the figures if they are to be used as ornaments. The individual figures are labeled on the bottom of the cart "ENESCO DESIGNED GIFTWARE." The 6 figures are packed in a box labeled "ENESCO DESIGNED GIFTWARE ITEM NO. E-9768*** 6 ASST COUNTRY CALICO FARM ANIMALS***MADE IN TAIWAN."
Consumers should remove these toys from use immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund.
Information concerning this recall is also available to consumers on CPSC's toll-free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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