|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|September 25, 1984
|Release # 84-055
Squeeze Toy Recalled Because Of Potential Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Cutoy Cooperative Association, Burlington, North Carolina, today announced a voluntary recall of the #CT569 Baseball Bat Squeeze Toy which the CPSC believes may cause choking and/or suffocation because the handle is small enough to lodge in an infant's throat and obstruct the airway. Although, this squeeze toy has not been involved in any choking incidents, the CPSC believes that the item is similar in shape and size to products that have been involved in such incidents.
In the last two years Cutoy Cooperative Association distributed on a nationwide basis less than three hundred of the Baseball Bat Squeeze Toy. This baseball bat shaped toy is made of soft, easily compressed material with a face on the batting end, and is packaged with a label bearing the following information "GROW TIME SQUEEZE and SQUEAK, Item #CT569". This Baseball Bat Squeeze Toy which is available in several colors including green, yellow and red, has a bulbous handle 1 l/16" in diameter and is 7 3/4" long.
Consumers should remove this product from use immediately and return it to the retailer where purchased for a full refund. If desired, the consumer may return the Squeeze Toy to Cutoy Cooperative Association, P.O. Box 2197, Burlington, North Carolina 27215, for a full refund or contact Cutoy at its toll-free number, 800-334-5321. Retailers should remove the Squeeze Toy from sale immediately and return it to Cutoy Cooperative Association for a full refund.
Anyone wishing additional information may contact 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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