Faratak, Inc. Recalls Musical Dolls Due To Potential Choking Hazards

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April 2, 1991

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Release # 91-045

 

Faratak, Inc. Recalls Musical Dolls Due To Potential Choking Hazards

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Faratak, Inc., Alhambra, CA is voluntarily recalling approximately 48,000 "Musical Dolls with Rotating Head" model numbers 501A, B, C, 502A, B, C, 503A, B, C, 504A, B, C, 505A, B, C and 506A, B, C because of small parts that pose a potential choking hazard for children under three years of age.

The potentially hazardous dolls were identified by CPSC during an inspection of Faratak, Inc. When CPSC tested the dolls in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the plastic button eyes separated from the dolls' heads creating small parts that pose a potential choking hazard for children under three years of age.

The cloth wind-up musical dolls are in a sitting position measuring approximately seven inches tall. They are clothed in an array of colorful print dresses with brown, yellow, or white yarn hair. Their heads rotate when the wind-up key to the music box is activated to play "It's A Small World." The label located underneath the doll's dress reads in part "Faratak, Inc., Alhambra, CA, Made in China." All dolls, made under the model numbers listed above, with plastic button eyes are subject to recall. The different model numbers reflect differences in dress pattern, hair style and color although the head construction of all models is identical.

The dolls, manufactured by Faratak, Inc., were sold nationwide to retail gift and specialty stores, including flower and hospital gift shops, from January 1989 to September 1990 and retail for about $20.00 each.

Neither the CPSC nor Faratak, Inc. 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 the toy away from children under three years of age immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a replacement or mail the product to Faratak, Inc. for a full refund of the purchase price and shipping costs. For more information about this recall, consumers may call 1-818-281-2424 or write Faratak, Inc. at 2620 Concord Ave., #102, Alhambra, CA 91830.

The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for product safety. Some 15,000 different consumer products fall within the Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 30 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.