|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2005
Release # 05-101
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 647-0051
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, New Star Toys & Gifts Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Cars
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: Toy Cars
Units: About 1,200
Importer: New Star Toys & Gifts Inc., of Vernon, Calif.
Hazard: Small parts can break off during use, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes two styles of toy cars. The Funny Puzzle Car or "Funny Game Car" is about 9-inches long. The car has an orange body, green interior and blue wheels. A frog button is on one side and lettered buttons are on the other. Stickers on the car read "FUNNY GAME CAR," "Funny Intelligence Game" and "NO. 1340." They are sold with four shape blocks that can be inserted in the windows of the car. The Funny Cartoon Car or "Beautiful Music Car" is a six-wheel truck about 16-inches long. The cab of the truck is yellow and the trailer is green. It has 15 spinning blocks on one side showing Spanish words and a plastic abacus on the other side and a play clock on the back. Stickers on the product read "Beautiful Music Car," "LOVELY CARTOON CAR" and "NO.1345." Both products have a yellow pull-string in the front.
Sold at: Toy, department and discount stores nationwide from September 2004 through December 2004 for between $4 and $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from young children, and return the recalled toys to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact New Star toll-free at (888) 647-0051 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT 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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