CPSC And Everything's A Dollar Announce Toy Truck Recall

Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products.

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CPSC And Everything's A Dollar Announce Toy Truck Recall

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Everything's A Dollar, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisc. doing business as "Everything's $1.00", is voluntarily recalling 9,382 Big Wooden Trucks. The toy trucks' driver, wheel, and axle pieces pose a potential choking hazard to young children.

The trucks were sold in three styles: one with multi-colored abacus beads, one with six multi-color discs, and one with five lettered and numbered discs. The wooden trucks each measure 5.5 inches long with red wheels and headlights, and a "driver" with a yellow hat, white face and red body. Each toy is labeled, "LIDCO, North York, Ontario Canada... SKU 58188... UPC number 0 59584 05230 1." More than 200 "Everything's $1.00" retail stores nationwide sold the trucks for $1each.

Consumers should take the trucks away from children under three years of age immediately. The firm is out of business. Consumers should discard or destroy these products.

CPSC and Everything's A Dollar, Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The potentially hazardous toys were identified during the State of Kentucky Product Safety Branch's examination of the "Everything's $1.00" retail store in Florence, Ky.