CPSC Announces Toy Recall

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.