|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|September 7, 1988
|Release # 88-072
WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kiddie Products, Inc., Avon, Mass., announced a voluntary recall of its Model No. 2096 "Squeaky Ducky." The company received 27 complaints that the top layer of the toy's vinyl cover separated from the soft foam squeaker toy. In three cases consumers reported that children had mouthed the cover. The company is recalling this product because the vinyl separation may present a choking hazard.
Approximately 145,000 of these toys were sol between August 1986 and March 1987. The "Squeaky Ducky" toy under recall has a yellow baby duck illustrated on a BLUE background. Other revised products with the same duck figure on a WHITE background ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS BY THIS RECALL.
Consumers who have a "squeaky Duck" toy with a BLUE background around the yellow duck should return the toy to the manufacturer for replacement with a new product at the following address:
Consumer Relations Manager
Kiddie Products, Inc.
One Kiddie Drive
Avon, MA 02322
RE: Blue/Duck Recall
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