|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 763-8869
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Cars Recalled 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: Primary Sounds Toy Vehicles
Units: About 3,500
Importer/Distributor: Kids Preferred LLC, of Dayton, N.J.
Hazard: The hubcaps on the toy's plastic wheels can detach posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Kids Preferred, LLC has received one report of an incident in which the wheel and hubcap detached from the toy while a child was playing with it. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled toys are soft, stuffed yellow taxis, black and white police cars and red fire engines, each with four plastic wheels. They measure about 6 inches in length and 5 inches in width. The toys have a silver-colored button on top that makes sounds when pushed. The police car and the fire engine make a siren sound. The taxi makes engine and horn sounds. "Kids Preferred" is printed on an attached fabric tag.
Sold at: Kohl's Department Stores and specialty retailers nationwide from September 2005 through January 2006 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy immediately and contact Kids Preferred LLC for a full refund.
Consumer Contact:For additional information, contact Kids Preferred LLC toll-free at (866) 763-8869, anytime, or e-mail the firm at Nicole@kidspreferred.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.