|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|April 15, 1977
|Release # 77-035
CPSC Announces Toy Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Apr. 15) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced the recall of three(3) electric train transformers which fail to comply with federal regulations for electrically- operated toys and are, therefore, banned from sale.
The recalled items, all distributed by Boyd Models, Costa Mesa, California, are "Marklin Mini-Club Transformer Model #6727," "Marklin Transformer, Model #6153," and "Marklin Transformer, Model #6667." Model numbers 6667, 6727, and 6153, contain improperly soldered connection and are therefore in violation of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).
All three(3) transformers are constructed of blue plastic. The model number is printed on the metal face plate of these transformers.
The toys were distributed nationwide to hobby and toy stores. Model #6727 retailed from $29.95 to $52.95; model #6153 retailed from $38.95 to $54.95; and model #6667 retailed from $31.95 to $39.95. Approximately four hundred(400) units are being recalled.
The FHSA requires banned products to be repurchased by the manufacturer, distributor and dealer. Therefore, Boyd Models, in compliance with the FHSA regulations, is asking consumers to return the toys to the place of purchase or directly to the distributor, Boyd Models, 1837 Whittier Avenue, Building(B)-1, Costa Mesa, California 92626 for a full refund including tax and reasonably necessary transportation costs. If the consumer agrees replacement of the product, in place of repurchase, is also possible.
The Commission learned of this violation as the result of a nationwide electric toy survey it conducted late last fall. The Commission's Los Angeles Area Office is monitoring the recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.