Division Sales Recalls "Train Alphabetic Spelling" Toy Because Of Potential Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
September 28, 1989  
Release # 89-092
 

Division Sales Recalls "Train Alphabetic Spelling" Toy Because Of Potential Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, DC. -- Division Sales, Inc., Itasca, Illinois is voluntarily recalling its "Train Alphabetic Spelling # 77792". Anne Graham, Acting Chairman, of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said, "The wooden train is being recalled because small parts may break off the trains resulting in potential choking hazards to young children. Neither Division Sales nor the CPSC is aware of any injuries."

Approximately 13,000 of these toys were distributed nationwide prior to March 1989. The wooden trains sold for approximately $5.00 each. The four-car train is made of wood covered with shellac. The engine is made of natural wood approximately five inches long with a 22-inch red cord attached to the front for pulling. Two of the three remaining cars are seven inches long and one is five inches long. They are open-bed cars with pegs sticking up so that 1 1/2-inch square figures can be placed standing on the train. Each figure is square with smiling faces and letters painted on them.

Graham said, "Consumers should take the toys away from young children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price." Consumers who have questions may call Division Sales toll-free at 1-800-621-8134.