|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 1999
Release # 99-120c
Company Phone Number: (800) 248-6652
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
Tonka(r) Toy Trucks Recalled by Isaac Morris
PRODUCT: Tonka(r) Toy Trucks - Isaac Morris Ltd., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 3,300 Tonka toy trucks. The trucks involved in this recall are those distributed with Isaac Morris' line of Tonka toddler T-shirts, sized 2T and 3T. The trucks were packaged separately, but attached to the T-shirts. The trucks are yellow die-cast metal with black wheels. They look like grader trucks. "Tonka" is on the truck. "Maisto...Made in Thailand" is on the bottom of the truck. Discount and toy stores nationwide sold the T-shirts with the trucks attached from November 1998 through March 1999 for about $10.
PROBLEM: The toy trucks contain small parts, presenting a choking hazard to young children. Only trucks distributed with toddler T-shirts are being recalled because the trucks' small parts pose a choking hazard for children under age 3.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should take the toy away from young children immediately and contact Isaac Morris Ltd. at Hasbro to obtain a $1 refund for the toy's value and postage reimbursement. For more information, consumers should call (800) 248-6652 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT 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
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