Big Save International Corp. Recalls Toy "Play Tool Truck"

Note: Firm is out of business.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

Originally issued December 1, 1994; Revised July 10, 2001

(301) 504-6815

Release # 95-034

 

Big Save International Corp. Recalls Toy "Play Tool Truck"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Big Save International Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 toy trucks.

The toy truck was identified during a joint CPSC and U.S. Customs surveillance at the port of Long Beach, Calif. CPSC testing found that the toy contained small parts that present a potential choking hazards to young children.

The multicolored plastic truck is approximately 8 inches long with a removable drive and passenger seat set. The truck is equipped with a plastic hammer, screw driver, and wrench and plastic screws, bolts, and nails. A decal on each side of the truck reads, "Play Tool Truck." The underside of the truck is embossed with "No. 3009" and "Made in China." The truck is packaged in a cardboard container labeled in part, "... Educational Play Tool Truck... NO. 3009... MADE IN CHINA."

The toy was imported from China and sold in Indiana and Alabama from August 1994 to November 1994 at independent toy and retail stores for $3.95.

The toy should be taken away from young children immediately and destroyed, discarded, or if possible, returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. However, the firm, Big Save International Corp., is out of business and cannot be contacted.

Neither CPSC nor Big Save International Corp. is aware of any injuries involving these toys; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.