CPSC, Gateway Announce Recall of Foam Rubber Toy Cows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 1999
Release # 00-002
Company Phone Number: (877) 206-4889
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Gateway Inc. Contact: John W. Spelich, (858) 799-2657

CPSC, Gateway Announce Recall of Foam Rubber Toy Cows

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gateway Inc., of San Diego, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 1 million foam rubber toy cows. Small pieces of these foam rubber cows can tear away, posing a serious choking hazard to young children.

Gateway has received three reports, by consumers in the U.S., of small pieces of these cows tearing away. There have been no reports of any injuries.

These cows are white with black spots. They are about 4.5 inches long and 3 inches high. "Gateway" is written in green on the cows' backs.

Gateway stores distributed the cows from September 1997 through September 1999 as a give-away with a computer purchase. A small number were sold separately for about $4.

Consumers should either throw these cows away immediately or take them to any Gateway Country store location for exchange for another Gateway-brand item of comparable value. For more information, call Gateway toll-free at (877) 206-4889 anytime or go to the recall web site at www.gateway.com/stresscow.

Picture of Gateway Toy Cow