|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2004
|Firm’s Hotline: (800) 804-5419
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Babies "R" Us and Playwell Announce Recall of Snail Push Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Snail Push Toys
Units: About 900
Distributor: Babies "R" Us of Wayne, NJ.
Hazard: The screw securing the toy handle to the push toy could detach, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The brightly colored push toy is made of wood. The snail has moveable parts painted purple, green, yellow, or orange. The wheels have three colored balls (yellow, green and red) attached with string. The handle has a red ball on the end. The yellow and blue tag attached to the toy at point of sale states "Imaginarium Baby" and recommended for ages 1-3.
Sold at: Sold only at Babies "R" Us stores from July 2003 through November 2003 for about $8.00 each.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the push toy away from small children immediately and return it to Babies "R" Us for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call toll-free at (800) 804-5419 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., ET Monday through Friday or visit the Web site at
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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