|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 439-7829
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Ruby's Diner Inc. Recalls Giveaway Yo-Yo Toy for Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Light-Up Yo-Yo Toy
Units: About 200,000
Distributor: The Ruby Restaurant Group, doing business as Ruby's Diner Inc., and Ruby's Franchise Systems Inc., of Newport Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The yo-yo can separate and expose small parts. This presents a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and The Ruby Restaurant Group have received one report of the yo-yo separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled yo-yo toys are clear plastic with red, blue or green tinted sides and light up while in motion. The toys are about 2 inches in diameter and have "Ruby's Diner" printed on the each side.
Distributed at: Ruby's Diner restaurants in Pennsylvania, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Colorado and California from February 2006 through March 2006 included with the purchase of a kid's meal.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the yo-yo toy from children immediately and return it to the nearest Ruby's Diner for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Ruby's Diner at (800) 439-7829 anytime.
Media Contact: Doug Cavanaugh, at (949) 644-7829 Ext.103
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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