|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 1997
Release # 98-023
|Company Phone Number: (800) 536-7855
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, STK International Announce Recall of Clock Tambourine Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), STK International Inc. of Vernon, Calif., is recalling over 20,400 Clock Tambourine toys. Small pieces could break off the toys, presenting potential choking and aspiration hazards to young children.
CPSC and STK International Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving this toy. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The toy is in the shape of a footed clock face with a handle. The numbers and hands on the clock are multicolored. A blue sticker in the center of the clock displays the sun, moon, clouds, musical notes and stars. The toy contains metal noisemakers, which are visible through slots in the back. The clock face is 5.75 inches in diameter while the toy is 7.75 inches high and 1 inch thick. The toy (model no. TC-186) is made in China. The model number is not on the toy or the packaging.
Discount and dollar-type stores nationwide sold the toys from June 1995 through June 1997 for about $1.
Consumers should take these toys away from young children immediately and return the toys to STK International Inc., 2602 E. 37th St., Vernon, CA 90058 for a refund and postage reimbursement. For more information about this recall, consumers should call STK International Inc. at (800) 536-7855 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
CPSC learned of the problem through testing samples as part of a joint CPSC/U.S.Customs Service import surveillance program.
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
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