CPSC, BRIO® Announce Recall of Toy Baking Sets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2001
Release # 01-170
BRIO Recall Hotline: (888) 274-6869
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
BRIO Media Contact: Robin Lehnert, (888) 274-6869

CPSC, BRIO® Announce Recall of Toy Baking Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRIO® Corp., of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of BRIO AB of Sweden, is recalling 6,450 baking set toys. The sets include a hand mixer with a knob that can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and BRIO have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries. The yellow, blue and red hand mixers are 5.5 inches long, and are sold along with toy utensils, rolling pin, mixing bowl, and baking molds. The BRIO Small Baking Set and BRIO Baking Set are labeled for children ages 2 years and older and are packaged in a clear-plastic tote. Inside of the tote, a label reads, "PARENTS: ENSURE THE ITEMS ARE WASHED THOROUGHLY BEFORE USE." The recalled baking sets have a model number of either 31798 or 31795.

Specialty stores, Internet retailers, and mail order catalogs sold the toys nationwide from March 1999 through April 2001 for $15 to $25.

Consumers should take the hand mixer away from children immediately and call BRIO toll-free at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, for a refund or replacement item. Consumers also can send the mixer to BRIO Corp., SAFETY RECALL, N120 W18485 Freistadt Road, Germantown, WI 53022, for a refund or replacement. For more information, consumers can log on to the company website at www.briotoy.com.
Picture of Recalled Baking Set

Picture of Recalled Hand Mixer