CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of Wooden Toy Vehicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 26, 2002
Release # 03-065
Kmart Recall Hotline: (800) 635-6278
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Kmart Media Contact: Michele Jasukaitis (248) 463-1077

 

CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of Wooden Toy Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 wooden vehicles that are filled with candy. These products may be given to children as toys. The wheels on the wooden toys may break off into small parts, which may pose a choking hazard to young children.

Kmart has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled wooden vehicles include a red wagon, truck and train and were packaged with candy. The following UPC codes are located on the bottom of the vehicles: 694405900012 (wagon), 694405900029 (truck), and 694405900036 (train). The wooden toy vehicles were made in China.

Kmart stores nationwide sold these wooden vehicles from November 2002 through December 2002 for about $5.

Consumers should take them away from children immediately and return them to any Kmart store for a full refund. For additional information, consumers can contact Kmart at (800) 63KMART anytime or log on to the company's website at www.kmart.com.

Picture of Recalled Wooden Toy