American International Recalling Doll Because Of Potential Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
June 13, 1989  
Release # 89-054
 

American International Recalling Doll Because Of Potential Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American International of Brooklyn, New York is voluntarily recalling a toy baby doll because removable arms and legs may pose a potential choking hazard to young children.

The product being recalled is a baby doll about six inches in height packaged in a clear carrying case with a smaller doll and a bottle, Item No. 2065PVC. The arms on both dolls are moveable, but the arms on the smaller doll can also come off and may be hazardous.

Approximately 960 of these dolls were sold in the New York City area during October 1988 through December 1988 for approximately $1.99 each.

Neither the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission nor American International is aware of any injuries associated with these dolls.

Consumers having these dolls should take them away from children and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers with additional concerns on the recall may contact American International at
(718) 388-0768.

U.S. Customs identified the potentially hazardous toys at the Port of Newark during "Operation Toyland," the joint surveillance program conducted with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.