CPSC, BRIO® Corporation Announce Recall of Caterpillar Pull Toy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2002
Release # 03-013
BRIO Recall Hotline: (888) 274-6869
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

 

CPSC, BRIO® Corporation Announce Recall of Caterpillar Pull Toy

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 voluntarily recalling three lot numbers, about 1,000, of the Plan Toys pull-along caterpillars. The antenna on the pull toy can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

BRIO® has not received any reports of injuries or incidents involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The recalled pull-along caterpillar is bright red and yellow and was sold under the Plan Toys brand name. The wooden caterpillar is about 7-inches long and is pulled by a nylon string. The caterpillar's antenna are two blue protruding pegs that extend about 1/2-inch from the head. The recalled lot numbers are 0645917, 12142323 and 0724423 and are printed on the inside flap of the packaging. A stamp on the top of the tail end of the caterpillar displays the Plan Toys logo and the words "Made in Thailand."

Specialty toy stores, Internet retailers and mail order catalogs sold the caterpillar toys nationwide from January 2002 through September 2002 for about $15.

Consumers should take these caterpillar toys away from children immediately and send them to BRIO® to receive a replacement toy or a refund, including the cost of postage. Consumers should return the recalled toys to BRIO Corp., SAFETY RECALL - Caterpillar, N120 W18485 Freidstadt Road, Germantown, Wis. 53022. For more information, consumers can contact BRIO toll-free at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.Picture of Recalled Caterpillar Pull Toy