T.G. & Y Stores Recalls Toy Airplane

T.G. & Y Stores Recalls Toy Airplane due to Choking Hazard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 8, 1984  
Release # 84-060
 

T.G. & Y Stores Recalls Toy Airplane

 

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and T.G. & Y Stores Company headquartered in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, today announced a voluntary recall of a toy metal and plastic airplane distributed by the firm. T.G. & Y has agreed to provide a full refund to consumers who return the toy airplane to its stores. T.G. & Y operates in 25 states.

Although this toy has not been involved in any incidents known to the Commission or T.G. & Y, CPSC believes the toy may present choking, aspiration and ingestion hazards because of Small parts which can break off.

The toy airplane is constructed of plastic and metal and is an orange red color. It bears the identification "SHINWA" AND " NOT-600 Made in Japan" on the underside of the wings. The numbers and letters "N4287S" appear on the top of the fuselage and wings of the toy airplane. The plane is approximately 411 inches long and has moveable front and rear wheels and propeller.

When the Commission tested this toy, several components including the propeller, front wheels and rear wheel came off the airplane ans were found to be small parts. In addition, the wheel axles and tabs and edges of the fuselage were found to be sharp edges. Approximately 15,000 of the toy airplanes were distributed from July 1983 to May 1984.

Consumers with infants and young children should remove these toys from use and return the product to T.G. & Y Stores Company for a complete refund. For further information, consumers may call T.G. & Y Stores Company at 405/528-3141 or the Commission's Toll-Free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.