|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2000
Release # 00-186
|Maya Recall Hotline: (888) 521-2202
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Maya Media Contact: Oded Ben-Ezer, (714) 898-0807 Ext. 101
CPSC, The Maya Group Inc. Announce Recall of Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Maya Group Inc., of Garden Grove, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 20,000 toy bars for repair. The toy bar attaches to car seats and strollers and has removable toys. One of the toys, a car, can break during use resulting in a small plastic part that poses a choking hazard to young children.
The Maya Group Inc. has received six reports of toy cars breaking. There have been no reports of injuries.
The toy bars being recalled are the Tiny Love Super Car-Bar, made of multicolor fabric. Three toys attach by Velcro fasteners onto the toy bar. The car that can break moves back and forth on a yellow track. The toy car was made between August 1999 (0899) and January 2000 (0100). The manufacturing date follows a two letter code and is written as month, year on a white tag attached to a Velcro fastener. A "TINYLOVE" label is attached to the side of the car and to the Velcro fastener. The toy was made in China. A toy steering wheel with musical key and a traffic light are also on the toy bar.
Catalogs and specialty stores nationwide sold the toys from August 1999 though August 2000 for about $30.
Consumers should remove the toy car from the toy bar immediately and call Maya for a free replacement toy at (888) 521-2202 anytime. Consumers also can write to Customer Affairs, The Maya Group Inc./Tiny Love, 12622 Monarch Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841.
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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