|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|October 8, 1984
|Release # 84-060
T.G. & Y Stores Recalls Toy Airplane
Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and T.G. & Y Stores Company headquartered in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, today announced a voluntary recall of a toy metal and plastic airplane distributed by the firm. T.G. & Y has agreed to provide a full refund to consumers who return the toy airplane to its stores. T.G. & Y operates in 25 states.
Although this toy has not been involved in any incidents known to the Commission or T.G. & Y, CPSC believes the toy may present choking, aspiration and ingestion hazards because of Small parts which can break off.
The toy airplane is constructed of plastic and metal and is an orange red color. It bears the identification "SHINWA" AND " NOT-600 Made in Japan" on the underside of the wings. The numbers and letters "N4287S" appear on the top of the fuselage and wings of the toy airplane. The plane is approximately 411 inches long and has moveable front and rear wheels and propeller.
When the Commission tested this toy, several components including the propeller, front wheels and rear wheel came off the airplane ans were found to be small parts. In addition, the wheel axles and tabs and edges of the fuselage were found to be sharp edges. Approximately 15,000 of the toy airplanes were distributed from July 1983 to May 1984.
Consumers with infants and young children should remove these toys from use and return the product to T.G. & Y Stores Company for a complete refund. For further information, consumers may call T.G. & Y Stores Company at 405/528-3141 or the Commission's Toll-Free Hotline at 800-638-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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