|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|January 15, 1997
|Release # 97-057
CPSC and Division Sales Announce Recall of Baby Buzz Infant Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc. of Chicago, Ill., is recalling over 26,000 Baby Buzz stretch mobiles. The toy presents a risk of strangulation if hung across a crib or playpen. It is not labeled to warn consumers about the risk and not to attach the toy to a crib or playpen.
CPSC and Division Sales are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled toy consists of four plastic balls, measuring 1.5 inches in diameter, along with some plastic animal figures strung on a piece of elastic. The plastic balls and animal figures come in a variety of colors, such as purple, orange, red, blue, green, and yellow. There is a white plastic hook on each end for attaching the toy to a stroller, carriage, swing, or infant seat. The toy makes a rattle sound when shaken, and some of the plastic items are imprinted with the word, "China." The toys were packaged in a clear plastic bag with a multi-colored cardboard header labeled, "Baby Buzz Baby Stretch Mobile." A picture of a bee holding a rattle also appears on the header.
Dollar Value and other discount stores sold the toys nationwide from December 1995 to December 1996 for about $1. Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall can call Division Sales at (800) 621-8134, or write the company at 1311 Meacham Road, Itasca, Ill. 60143.
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