CPSC, International Playthings Inc. Announce Recall of Viking Chubbies Toy Cars

November 22, 2005
Release #06-033
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 445-8347
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, International Playthings Inc. Announce Recall of Viking Chubbies Toy Cars


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Viking Chubbies Toy Cars

Units: About 1,900

Distributor: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.

Hazard: The heads on the figures sold with the cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Viking Chubbies 10-inch toy sedans sold with two figurines. The multi-colored toys are made of plastic. The toy figurines measure about 3-inches tall. "Viking Toys," "Sweden" and "Made in Thailand" are printed on the bottom of the car.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2005 for about $14.

Manufactured In: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should contact International Playthings for information on returning the product for a free replacement item of similar value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.intplay.com

Media Contact: Sue Tice at (973) 316-2500 Ext. 232 or email at sue.tice@intplay.com


Picture of Recalled Toy Car