|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Nychelle White
|April 17, 1997
|Release # 97-104
CPSC and Division Sales Inc. Announce Wooden Toy Truck Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., is recalling about 6,300 wooden toy trucks. The toy trucks have wooden balls and figures in the cab that are a small parts choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Division Sales Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The natural wood toy truck, measuring 12 inches long and 4 inches high, has six easy moving red wheels, two red headlights, and a 14-inch red pull cord. There are 16 blue, green, red, and yellow alphabet blocks with two green and blue balls in the truck. Two figures sit in the cab of the truck. The toy is packaged in a box labeled in part, "WOOD BLOCKS &TRUCK...MADE IN CHINA...FOR JUSTEN PRODUCTS..."
Dollar-type, discount, hardware, thrift, and drug stores nationwide sold the toys from October 1993 through November 1996 for about $1 to $5.
Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers can call Division Sales Inc. at (800) 621-8134.
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.
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