Aldi, Inc. Recalls MYKIDS Bump-And-Go-Wonder Loco Due To Choking Hazard

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April 6, 1992

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Aldi, Inc. Recalls MYKIDS Bump-And-Go-Wonder Loco Due To Choking Hazard

PRODUCT: "MYKIDS Bump-and-Go Wonder Loco" train engines, model 7801 distributed by Aldi grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

PROBLEM: The wheels and axles separated during testing and could pose a choking or aspiraton hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Return to Aldi grocery store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may call Aldi, Inc. at 1-708-879-2130.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Aldi, Inc., of Batavia, IL is voluntarily recalling 4,000 "MYKIDS Bump-and-Go Wonder Loco" toy train engines, model 7801. When CPSC tested the toys in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the wheels and axles separated posing a potential choking or aspiration hazard for young children.

The toy is a battery-operated train engine. It is bright yellow, red, blue and black with decals that read, "No. 30 WONDER LOCO." The train measures 7 inches long, 7-1/8 inches high, and 5-1/4 inches wide. The train has a "bump-and-go" action that is activated by two push buttons on the top of the train. The sound of a real locomotive steam whistle and blinking lights are activated when the train is turned on. A large 3-1/2 inch long wind-up key is located on the top of the train and a clicking noise is made when the key is turned. The label on the cardboard container reads in part: "MYKIDS BUMP-AND-GO Wonder Loco . . . MYKIDS TOY MANUFACTURING CO., LTD, 1986, MADE IN CHINA." The Bump-and-Go Wonder Loco, imported by Aldi, Inc., was sold at 200 Aldi grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin from October 20, 1991 through November 2, 1991 for a retail price of $4.99 each.

Consumers are urged to take the trains away from young children immediately and return them to the Aldi grocery store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Aldi, Inc. at 1-708-879-2130.

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

The potentially hazardous trains were identified at the Port of Chicago, IL, during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs surveillance program.

CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.