|December 29, 2003
CPSC, Avon Products Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Jack-In-the-Box Toys
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Jack-In-the-Box toys
Manufactured by: The Learning Journey International, L.L.C., of Phoenix, Ariz.
Hazard: A spring mechanism attached to the lid can break and detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Avon has received one report of the spring mechanism detaching from the toy. No injuries were reported.
Description: The Jack-In-the-Box toy is battery operated, and has two yellow sides, two red sides, and a blue top and bottom. "THE LEARNING JOURNEY" is printed on the bottom of the toy. Model number F483361 is printed on the bottom of the packaging.
Sold by: Independent Avon sales representatives and the Avon Web site from August 2003 through November 2003 for about $13.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Call Avon toll-free at (800) 445-AVON between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on how to receive instructions to remove the spring mechanism. Known purchasers are being sent direct mail notification of this recall.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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