Toy Motorboat Recalled; Seized During CPSC/U.S. Customs Operation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
November 21, 1988  
Release # 88-097
 

Toy Motorboat Recalled; Seized During CPSC/U.S. Customs Operation

WASHINGTON -- "Cap'n Mickey's Motorboat," an Illco pre-school toy imported from China, is being recalled by Child World Inc., of Avon, Massachusetts, because the propeller of the wind-up boat can come off and may cause choking in young children.

The recalled toy, model #8230, is a six-inch long red white and blue plastic motorboat with seated figures of Goofy, Donald Duck, and Cap'n Mickey Mouse that "jiggle" when the boat is moved. A wind-up key activates a propeller to move the boat in water; wheels allow the boat to be pushed on the floor. Approximately 10,000 were sold nationally for about $5.

Consumers should take the toy away from young children immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price or exchange it for a toy of similar value.

Neither the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) nor Child World Inc. is aware of injuries associated with this toy.

U.S. Customs Service identified the potentially hazardous toy at the port of Newark, New Jersey during "Operation Toyland," a joint import surveillance program with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).