|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Media Relations
|May 30, 1996
|Release # 96-136
CPSC and Man's Trading Co. Announce Recall of Rolling Clock Push Toy
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Man's Trading Co. of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 train-shaped "Rolling Clock" toys. If the toy is dropped, it can break into small parts, such as the toy's decorative beads and the arms of the clock. Small children can choke on or inhale these small parts.
Man's Trading Co. and CPSC are not aware of any injuries associated with this toy. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The light blue plastic trains measure five inches high, seven inches long, and two inches wide. The train, with pink wheels and pink trim, has a clock on its back with red hands, yellow numbers, and a picture of a house, a rabbit, a sun and flowers on the face. A white arch on top of the train and a metal bar in the middle of the train are decorated with pink, orange, yellow, and green beads that slide back and forth. A purple and white label on the side of the train reads "FUNNY TRAIN" in red lettering.
The train is packaged with four plastic rings on a white plastic tray in a yellow box with pictures of blue trains, pink elephants, and white dogs, and numbers from zero through nine. The box is labeled in part, "ROLLING CLOCK ... TY-1306 ... WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - small parts Not for Children under 3 yrs. ... Made in China." Retail stores nationwide sold the toy clocks from September 1995 through January 1996 for $1.79 to $2.49 each.
Consumers should take the toys away from children immediately and return the toys to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Amy Shum of Man's Trading Co. at (800) 388-7228.
CPSC discovered this hazard during routine surveillance.
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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