|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|January 25, 1984
|Release # 84-005
Plastic Animals Distributed In Fast Food Firm's Food Promotion May Present Choking Hazard To Small Children
In cooperation with the Consumer. Product Safety Commission, Jack's Food Systems Inc., a fast food chain located in Alabama, Flordia, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee today announced a voluntary recall of small plastic animals because of the potential danger of choking to small children under 3 years of age.
These toys were given away as part of a "Quacker Jack's Surprise Pack" which consisted of a hamburger, french fries, and a carbonated beverage. Distribution of the toys was stopped in September 1983. The toys have not been involved in any choking incidents known to CPSC. The toys have no identifying marks and are made of hard plastic in various colors. The toys vary in length, but most are approximately 2" or smaller. The toys include such animals as a lion, lioness, squirrel, coyote, collie, poodle, pig, hen with chicks, duck with ducklings, calf, alligator, elephant, goat, standing monkey, sitting monkey, horse, ram, rhino. Camel, sheep and hippo.
Consumers who obtained these toys for children under three (3) years of age should remove these products from use immediately. The toys should be returned to the Jack's fast food restaurant where obtained. Consumers will receive a discount on their next purchase of a Surprise Pack.
Anyone wishing additional information may contact CPSC's toll free Hotline at 80043-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
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.
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