|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Nychelle White
|August 1, 1996
|Release # 96-179
CPSC and Christmas Tree Shops Announce Toy Truck Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Christmas Tree Shops Inc. of South Yarmouth, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 12,000 toy "Engineering Trucks." The toys contain small parts, such as the "driver" figure in the truck's front cab, which may break off during use presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.
CPSC is not aware of any injuries involving this toy. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The State of Connecticut identified the small parts hazard.
The wooden "Engineering Truck" toys (Item 00011-34416) measure approximately 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. Each truck has a front cab section with a small, peg-shaped "driver" figure which measures approximately 1.5 inches high. The truck's flat bed body features a hauler, a cement mixer, an asphalt roller, a crane, or an extension ladder. The truck has no labeling.
The trucks were packaged in small blue and white cardboard boxes featuring photographs of the toys. Labeling on the box reads in part, "ENGINEERING TRUCK EDUCATIONAL TOY... MADE IN CHINA." The box also includes the SKU number "000011 34416 2."
Christmas Tree Shops in New England sold the "Engineering Truck" toys from April 1994 through March 1996 for $1 each.
Consumers should take the truck away from young children immediately and return the toy either to the store where purchased or the nearest Christmas Tree Shop. For more information about this recall consumers should call Christmas Tree Shop at (800) 876-9677.
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.