|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 1998
Release # 98-106
|Company Phone Number: (800) 487-2729
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Arby's Announce Recall of Toy Saxophones
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Arby's Franchise Association of Atlanta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 toy saxophones distributed with Arby's Adventure Meals. The small keys and part of the mouthpiece on the saxophone could separate from the toy, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.
Arby's is not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The toy saxophone is made of orange-colored plastic. The saxophone measures about 9 inches long and has four small, finger-operated keys and a mouthpiece that are colored white. The saxophone was packaged in a plastic bag labeled in part, "Musical Notes...Arby's...Adventures In Music...Made In China."
The toy was distributed with Adventure Meals at Arby's restaurants nationwide from January through March 1998.
Consumers should immediately take these toys away from young children and return them to their local Arby's restaurant for a free replacement toy. For more information, consumers should call Arby's Customer Relations Department at (800) 487-2729 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
No other "Adventures In Music" toys distributed with Arby's Adventure Meals are included in this recall.
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
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