Plastic Animals Distributed In Fast Food Firm's Food Promotion May Present Choking Hazard To Small Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
January 25, 1984  
Release # 84-005
 

Plastic Animals Distributed In Fast Food Firm's Food Promotion May Present Choking Hazard To Small Children

 

In cooperation with the Consumer. Product Safety Commission, Jack's Food Systems Inc., a fast food chain located in Alabama, Flordia, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee today announced a voluntary recall of small plastic animals because of the potential danger of choking to small children under 3 years of age.

These toys were given away as part of a "Quacker Jack's Surprise Pack" which consisted of a hamburger, french fries, and a carbonated beverage. Distribution of the toys was stopped in September 1983. The toys have not been involved in any choking incidents known to CPSC. The toys have no identifying marks and are made of hard plastic in various colors. The toys vary in length, but most are approximately 2" or smaller. The toys include such animals as a lion, lioness, squirrel, coyote, collie, poodle, pig, hen with chicks, duck with ducklings, calf, alligator, elephant, goat, standing monkey, sitting monkey, horse, ram, rhino. Camel, sheep and hippo.

Consumers who obtained these toys for children under three (3) years of age should remove these products from use immediately. The toys should be returned to the Jack's fast food restaurant where obtained. Consumers will receive a discount on their next purchase of a Surprise Pack.

Anyone wishing additional information may contact CPSC's toll free Hotline at 80043-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.