|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2003
Release # 03-172
|Company Phone Number: (718) 821-1600
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, CDX Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Jets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Falcon Action Toy Jets
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: C.D.X. Trading Inc., of Ridgewood, N.Y.
Hazard: Small parts of the toy jet can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled toys are battery-operated, multi-colored toy jet airplanes measuring about 9 inches in length and width. A clear plastic cover over the cockpit exposes a pilot with his hand on the controls. A label on the jet's wings reads "FALON" (Falcon misspelled). The toy jet plays music and some of the lights flash off and on as the jet propels itself by two small front wheels. "C.D.X. Toys CDL-22338D" and "Made in China" are embossed on a label on the battery compartment lid.
Sold at: Variety and gift stores, flea markets and street-sale vendors sold the toy jets in the New York and New Jersey region from November 2002 through December 2002 for between $5 and $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the toy jets to the place of purchase for a full refund or purchasers from street-sale or flea markets can mail the toy to: C.D.X. Trading Inc. at 1576-78 Gates Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385-2728 to receive a refund including postage.
Consumer Contact: Contact: C.D.X. Trading Inc. at (718) 821-1600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Chen Dao-Liang at (718) 821-1600.
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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