CPSC And Dan Brechner Announce The Recall Of Toy Bracelets And Wooden Dump Trucks

Note: Firm is out of business.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

Originally issued February 10, 1995; Revised July 10, 2001

(301) 504-6815

Release # 95-078

 

CPSC And Dan Brechner Announce The Recall Of Toy Bracelets And Wooden Dump Trucks

Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dan Brechner & Co. Inc., of Floral Park, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 60,000 bracelets, model numbers 351-036 and 351-038, and 3,000 wooden dump trucks, model number TS 805 because of small parts that can be a hazard for young children.

CPSC testing found that the beads can come off the bracelets. If ingested by young children, the beads can be inhaled into the lungs, causing breathing problems, recurring pneumonia, and even lung collapse that can lead to death. Testing of the wooden dump truck found that the figure in the driver's seat broke off the toy, which could cause a serious choking hazard to young children. To date, neither Dan Brechner nor CPSC has received reports of accidents or injuries associated with the bracelets or wooden dump truck.

The model 351-036 bracelet has 10 pink, yellow, green, and orange round beads that are separated by black and white disks. The model 351-038 bracelet has eight salmon and white oblong twisted beads that are separated by eight smaller white beads. The beads are strung together on a white elastic cord, which makes the bracelets easy to slip on-and-off a young child's wrist.

The 4 by 2-inch wooden dump truck is a red and natural wood color. It has a blue figure with a yellow cap in the driver's seat, the dump truck's bed can be lifted and lowered, and the truck rolls easily when pushed. The trucks are sold in a box labeled in part, "EDUCATIONAL WOOD WORLD. . . DUMP TRUCK . . . TS 805 . . . MADE IN CHINA." A sticker underneath the dump truck reads, "MADE IN CHINA."

Dan Brechner distributed the recalled bracelets, which sold for $1.00, from May 1993 through August 1994. The recalled wooden dump trucks sold for $1.50 from May 1993 through August 1994. The bracelets and dump truck were sold nationwide at Sugar Loaf Mkt. Inc., Dream Machine, Amusement Games of Texas, Comeimex, Funspot, Dollar Fantasy, Funarama, Todi Toys Inc., and M.R. Distributing stores.

Consumers should take the bracelets and dump truck away from young children immediately and destroy, discard, or if possible, return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. However, the firm, Dan Brechner, is out of business and cannot be contacted.