Toy Fire Boat Recalled By Target Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 2, 1989

 

Release # 89-012

 

Toy Fire Boat Recalled By Target Stores

WASHINGTON--Target Stores, Minneapolis, Minnesota in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is voluntarily recalling a pre-school toy called "Press'n Roll Boat" because the smokestack of the boat can break off and may cause choking in young children. The toys were sold in Target Stores nationwide last fall.

The Press'n Roll Boat, model #2311, is a white, red and blue plastic fire boat with a fireman pilot. Pressing the fireman figure down causes blue paddle wheels on both sides and small wheels on the bottom to propel the boat through water or on land. Approximately 1300 of the boats were sold for $4.99 each.

Consumers should take the toy boat away from young children immediately and return it to the nearest Target Store for a refund of the full purchase price.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or Target Stores is not aware of any injuries associated with the toy.

The U.S. Customs Service identified the potentially hazardous toy at the Port of Los Angeles during "Operation Toyland," a joint surveillance program with the CPSC.