Target Stores Recalls Trucks And Dolls Because Of Choking Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

May 9, 1990

(301) 504-7908

Release # 90-092

 

Target Stores Recalls Trucks And Dolls Because Of Choking Hazards

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target Stores of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling "My First Buddys Wrecker Truck," "My First Buddys Pumper Truck" and their "Potpourri Baby Doll" because of small parts that present potentially fatal choking hazards to young children.

The recalled items sold nationwide in 1988 and 1989 in Target Stores are as follows:

MY FIRST BUDDYS WRECKER TRUCK

Amount Sold: 27,000 (approximate)
Average Price: $4.99

This truck is all plastic, has an orange body with "My First Buddys" embossed on the right side and "WRECKER" printed in white on both sides in all capital letters, has yellow rails, a blue pulley on a string for towing, a moving emergency light, black tires on white wheels, and a white built-in handle with "BUDDYL" embossed on the front. The truck makes a clicking sound when rolled back and forth. The emergency light on the top of the truck separates during use and abuse testing and is a small part.

MY FIRST BUDDYS PUMPER

Amount Sold: 27,000 (approximate)
Average Price: $4.99

This truck is all plastic, has a red body with "PUMPER" printed in white on both sides in all caps, has yellow and white fire equipment attached, and has a white built-in handle with "BUDDYL" embossed on the back and blue tires on white wheels. The truck makes a clicking sound when pushed back and forth. The yellow fire fighting nozzle on top of the truck is a small part.

POTPOURRI BABY DOLLS

Amount Sold: 1,497
Average Price: $2.49

The dolls stand 3-1/2 inches tall and have moveable limbs. They are wearing solid or multi-colored shorts and come with a two-inch by three-inch scented pillow made of the same fabric trimmed with lace. The dolls come with straight blonde hair and freckled faces. The arms and legs of the doll separate during use and abuse testing and are small parts.

Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. 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 questions about this recall may contact Target Store headquarters at (612) 370-6000.

These three potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Ports of Los Angeles and Oakland, California during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs Service surveillance program.