|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|August 2, 1989
|Release # 89-075
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Mackie International Inc. of Paramount, California is voluntarily recalling their plastic toy gun, "Chilly Bang Bang Fruit Drink" because it may pose a potential choking hazard to young children. The opening tab at the end of the gun barrel separates and is a small part which could be ingested by small children and cause choking.
Approximately 30,000 toy guns were sold in retail stores nationwide from April through May 1989 for approximately $.30 each.
The toy guns should be taken away from children immediately and returned to the retail store where purchased for a full refund.
The possible small parts problem was brought to the Commission's and the company's attention by the Empire State Consumer Association. The Hazardous Product Task Force of the New York Attorney General's office worked together with the CPSC and the company on the corrective action plan.
While neither the CPSC nor Mackie International, Inc. is aware of any injuries associated with the toy gun, the recall is undertaken as a preventive measure.
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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.
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