FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 1989
Release # 90-004
Toys And Rattles Recalled By Kaybee Toy & Hobby Stores
WASHINGTON, DC.-- Several toys and rattles are being recalled by KayBee Toy & Hobby Stores because of small parts which may present a choking hazard to young children and infants.
The recalled items sold nationwide include the following:
1 - WOODEN PUZZLES - These puzzles come in six different styles and have either item "No. 6792" or item "No. 6793" on the front and back of the red, white, and blue box. Each box has "WOODEN PUZZLES" on the front and on all four sides and "A FUN WAY TO LEARN" on the front. On the back of the box all six styles are pictured along with the words "Made in Taiwan". These puzzles were manufactured by Lucky Star Enterprises in Taiwan and were distributed in the United States. From November 1987 to December 1988, 44,300 No. 6792 were sold and 42,200 No. 6793 were sold. All of the puzzle pieces have pegs in them which may come off presenting a choking hazard. Approximate retail price $3.99.
2 - BABY RATTLE SET - Item #7387 - This set contains three different baby rattles. One is in the form of a bird, one is a telephone receiver, and one is four small balls connected to a red plastic handle. Only the four small balls connected to a red plastic handle failed CPSC's small parts requirements. CPSC is aware of one incident where a child gagged on the nose of the bird-shaped rattle. In 1987 25,700 sets were sold and in 1988 14,300 sets were sold. Approximate retail price $3.99.
3 - SWIMMING HIPPO - This bathtub toy, Item #11744, is constructed of blue or red plastic, approximately 5" long with yellow plastic feet and a yellow duck attached to a pull string in the Hippo's mouth. The Hippo's flippers attached to the feet come off and present a small parts choking hazard. In 1988 15,300 were sold. Approximate retail price $1.99.
The following items were identified by the U.S. Customs Service as potentially hazardous toys at the Port of Los Angeles, during the joint surveillance program conducted with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
4 - DUCK CHORUS TOY PIANO - "The Piano With The Comic Choir" is manufactured by Lucky Lam International in Hong Kong. The item numbers 6302 or 7595 appear on the box. This toy has multi- colored duck heads whose mouths open when you press a key. It runs on one "C" battery. The bow ties come off and are small parts choking hazards. In 1987 11,200 pianos were sold and in 1988 37,600 were sold. Approximate retail price $9.99.
5 - BABY TWINS - This set, Item No. 3507, comes with one boy doll and one girl doll, both with vinyl heads and rooted hair. A small hair brush is included. The dolls measure 4-1/2 to 5 inches tall. The arms and legs come off and are small parts choking hazards. In 1988 6,854 units were sold. Approximate retail price $2.99.
While no injuries have been reported to the company or to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumers who purchased any of these products should take them away from children and return them to the nearest KayBee Toy & Hobby Store for a full refund of the purchase price.
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