|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 1998
Release # 98-093
|Company Phone Number: (800) 795-9277, ext. 43288
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Warner Bros. Stores Announce Recall of Tweety Key Rings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Warner Bros. Stores Inc., of Burbank, Calif., is recalling about 2,500 Tweety Water Timer Game Key Rings. The key rings contain ethylene glycol, commonly found in antifreeze, that could leak. Ethylene glycol can poison young children if swallowed.
CPSC and Warner Bros. Stores are not aware of any injuries involving these key rings. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The Tweety Water Timer Game Key Ring is a rectangular-shaped clear plastic container with three compartments containing a blue liquid. The middle compartment also contains a yellow wheel and a picture of Tweety at each end. When the rectangle is moved, the liquid flows freely between the compartments, spinning the wheel. A key ring is attached with a small chain. Tweety appears on the front of the key ring.
Warner Bros. Stores nationwide sold the key rings from April 1996 through April 1997 for about $5.
Consumers should take these key rings away from children immediately and return them to Warner Bros. Stores for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Warner Bros. Stores toll-free at (800) 795-9277, ext. 43288 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.
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.
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