|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|February 26, 1987
|Release # 87-013
Animal Voices Musical Toys Recalled Because of Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toys-R-Us, Rochelle Park, New Jersey is recalling Animal Voices Musical Toys, Model 670508B, because they have small parts which are a choking hazard. Tests conducted by CPSC show that when the toys are dropped, the metal noisemakers and springs, which are small parts, detach.
To meet CPSC safety requirements, toys intended for children younger than 3 years old must not have any small parts.
The Animal Voices Musical Toys are cardboard cylinders measuring l-3/4 inches long by l-5/8 inches in diameter. One end of the cylinder is metal with holes in it. The other end is covered with green paper with the word, "TAIWAN", printed on it in several places. Pictures of animals are printed on the side of the cylinder. When the cylinder is tilted it makes a noise like a baby animal. The Animal Voices Musical Toys are packaged,in pairs on a pink card labeled "RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6 MONTHS AND UP 2 PC ANIMAL VOICES 1986 SUMMCO INTERNATIONAL LTD., P.O. BOX 96-306 TAIPEI, TAIWAN DISTRIBUTED BY LASH DISTRIBUTORS, ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. 07662 NO. 670508 * * *".
Approximately 56,500 of these toys, which were imported from Taiwan, were sold nationwide through Toys-R-Us stores from April, 1985 to December, 1986 for approximately $1.48. Although the CPSC and Toys-R-Us have not received reports of any injuries or deaths involving this toy, consumers should take these toys away from children and return them to any Toys-R-Us store for full refund of the purchase price.
Anyone wishing additional information may call Toys-R-Us at 201-368-5433 or CPSC toll-free hotline number 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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