Wooden Toy Fire Trucks Recalled Because Of Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
November 6, 1986  
Release # 86-068
 

Wooden Toy Fire Trucks Recalled Because Of Choking Hazard

Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Marlon Creations, Inc., of Long Island City, New York is recalling 430 toy Fire Trucks with Four Firemen-Hardwood Utility Truck Model 5044 imported from West Germany and sold nationwide between May 1986 and July 1986 for approximately $6.00 each. Tests conducted by CPSC showed that the firemen figures, which detach from the truck, are small parts and present a choking hazard. To meet CPSC toy safety requirements, toys intended f or children younger than 3 must not have any small parts.

The 5 1/2-inch long wooden fire truck is painted red and has a blue knob on the top of the cab, an unpainted ladder and six red wheels. The two-inch tall firemen are painted blue. The fire truck is package in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard header labeled, "Quality Wooden Toys made in West Germany." There is no labeling on the toy.

Although the CPSC and Marlon have not received reports of any injuries involving this toy, consumers should take these toys away from children immediately. Consumers may return the toy-for a full refund to the retail store where they were purchased or to Marlon Creations, Inc., 35-01 36th Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11106.

Anyone wishing additional information may call Marlon at 718-361-2088 or CPSC's toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.