|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|December 20, 1988
|Release # 88-114
Choking Hazards Prompt Recall Of Imported Toys
WASHINGTON-- Lil Mort Sales of Chicago, Illinois is voluntarily recalling six small wind-up toys and klacker balls because they pose potential hazards to young children consumers.
Sold nationwide during the last two years for less than the six wind-up toys include Funny Action planes trains, helicopters, and Busy Animals turtles and frogs.
The Stretch Tail Pup brown-and-white plastic dog's tail is attached to the wheels. The dog's tail is attached to a pull-action string which activates the wheels. The dog's ears may separate from the toy and could present a choking hazard pull-action string which activates may separate from the toy young children.
The Whistling Funny Action Toys are multi-colored plastic wind-up airplanes, helicopters and train engines measuring three, inches long. The toys are propellers and wind-up key choking hazard to young children.
Busy Animals are wind-up frogs and turtles standing five inches tall and made of green, orange and yellow plastic. The arms and wind-up key may dislodge from the frog; the turtle's feet may also break off and present choking hazards to young children.
Imported from Taiwan, the Klacker Balls consist of two one-and-one-third-inch, colored, solid plastic balls attached to both ends of a braided cotton-nylon cord. Klacker balls are banned because the balls may separate from the string and could cause injury to users or bystanders.
Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and destroy the toys or return them to the store of purchase for a full refund Sales at 312-545-4141 for Consumers may also call Lil Mort information about the product 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
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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