|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.
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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