|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2004
Release # 05-076
|Firm's Hotline: (866) 879-4667
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, AA Importer Inc. Announce Recall of Push and Electronic Toys
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: Push Along Frog, Animal Organ, and Rock & Roll Kids Guitar Toys
Units: About 5,200
Importer: AA Importer Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The toys can easily break apart, exposing small parts. This poses a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes three toys: Push Along Frogs, Animal Organs, and Rock & Roll Kids Guitars. The Push Along Frog toy has a 9.5- inch green plastic frog attached to a 15-inch, red plastic handle. A sticker on the front of the toy reads "Push Along Forg" (sic). The electronic Animal Organ comes in four different styles, all about 11- inches long. The style number, written on the back of the toy begins with "666." The electronic guitars are about 14-inches long and have various colored buttons. "ROCK & ROLL KIDS" is written on stickers on the front. "MADE IN CHINA" is written on all three toys.
Sold at: Swap meets and flea markets in the Los Angeles area from July 2003 through October 2004 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children. Consumers should call the firm to get information on returning the toys to the importer for a refund and postage reimbursement.
Consumer Contact: Call AA Importer Inc. toll-free at (866) 879-4667 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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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