Tai Tung International, Inc. Recalls Musical Ice Cream Vans And Lovely Dolls

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June 14, 1990

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Release # 90-111

 

Tai Tung International, Inc. Recalls Musical Ice Cream Vans And Lovely Dolls

WASHINGTON, DC -- TAI TUNG INTERNATIONAL, INC. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling its Musical Ice Cream Vans, Model #TT-28A and Lovely Dolls, Models D13/3 and C1372 because of small parts that could break off the toys if a child drops them. These small parts could be a fatal choking hazard to young children. Some of the small parts also have sharp points that could cause puncture or laceration injuries to children. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Musical Ice Cream Car - Model TT-28A (made in China) resembles a large toy delivery van. It is bright red in color with brightly colored decals pasted on the front, sides, back, and top of the vehicle depicting ice cream treats and identifying the toy as a "Musical Ice Cream Car". In the rear of the van is a crank mechanism to wind-up a moving scene which is displayed through a clear plastic window on the driver's side of the van and the music box which plays as the van moves along the floor. The toy is also equipped with a pull cord that is stored in a compartment under the vehicle. Embossed on the bottom of the van is "1984, U.K. REG. NO. 1022370, U.S. PATENT PENDING..."

The body of these plastic vehicles will break if dropped causing small parts with sharp points posing a serious choking and/or laceration hazard to young children.

Approximately 48,210 Musical Ice Cream Cars have been sold nationwide for $12.00 each since May 1987. Lovely Doll - Model D13/3 (made in China) consists of three five- inch plastic female dolls with rooted nylon hair (either blond or dark brown in color) with painted-on eyes. They are wearing one- piece brightly colored fabric dresses and plain panties. The set comes with a brush and comb and is sold in a soft plastic see- through bag with fabric handle and trim. The arms of these dolls come off easily and could present a fatal choking hazard to young children.

Lovely Doll - Model C1372 (made in China) consists of two dolls (one five inches and one 10-1/2 inches tall) with rooted hair. The larger doll has eyes that open and close and cries when it is tipped over. These dolls are clothed in pastel-colored one-piece fabric dresses with plain white panties and socks. The smaller doll has painted-on eyes and is clothed in a brightly colored one-piece fabric dress with plain white panties and no socks.

The dolls are sold in soft plastic see-through bags with plastic carrying straps and come with a plastic comb and brush set. A tag attached to one of the dolls in the package identifies them as "Lovely Dolls" along with the model number. The arms of the small dolls come off easily and could present a fatal choking hazard to young children.

Approximately 7,560 Lovely Doll Model D13/3 and 29,376 Lovely Doll Model C1372 have been sold nationwide since February 1989. Both models sold for under $3.00 each.

Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with additional questions about this recall may contact TAI TUNG INTERNATIONAL at (213) 680-0044.

CPSC discovered these potentially hazardous toys during a routine inspection of the firm.