Toy Power, Inc. Recalls Two Toys Because Of Potential Aspiration And Choking Hazards

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June 11, 1992

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Toy Power, Inc. Recalls Two Toys Because Of Potential Aspiration And Choking Hazards

PRODUCT: The "Kiddy Phone Wind-Up Educational Toy" and the "Tub Pets, Fantastic Bath Toy" distributed by Toy Power, Inc. The "Kiddy Phone" is a yellow plastic phone with moving eyes and a push-button nose. The "Tub Pets" is a blue dolphin or a green turtle with a baby pink turtle on its back. Both pets squirt water from their mouth.

PROBLEM: Components on these toys can separate, presenting a choking or aspiration hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should take these toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Toy Power, Inc. at 1-213-622-4625.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toy Power, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling two toys because small components separate from the toys, presenting a choking or aspiration hazard to young children. The "Kiddy Phone Wind-Up Educational Toy" (model #888) is a yellow plastic telephone with two moving eyes on the front of the cradle, a red push-button nose in the center of the rotary dial, three push buttons (red, white and blue) on its base, a small square drawing board inside the base, a red stylus, and a phone receiver with a mirror and a puzzle. A bell rings when either the blue or white button is pushed or when a wind-up key on the side of the phone is wound. The phone also serves as a bank with a coin slot in the cradle. The embossed label underneath the phone reads in part: . . . "MADE IN HONG KONG NO. 888."

Approximately 180 Kiddy Phones were sold in the Los Angeles area at various stores from August 1991 through December 1991. The phones sold for a retail price of $2.50 each. The wind- up key separated from the telephone and presents a choking hazard to young children.

The "Tub Pets, Fantastic Bath Toy" (model #31-062) is a blue dolphin or a green turtle. When the dolphin's top pink fin is pressed down, the back fins move and water squirts out of the dolphin's mouth. The green turtle has a pink baby turtle on the top of its shell. When the pink turtle is pressed down, the big turtle's feet move and water squirts out of the big turtle's mouth. The label underneath the Tub Pets reads: "MADE IN CHINA." Approximately 200 Tub Pets were sold in the Los Angeles area at various retail stores from January 1990 through December 1991. The Tub Pets sold for a retail price of $0.99. The small plastic and styrofoam pieces separate from the dolphin and turtle and present an aspiration hazard to young children.

Consumers are urged to take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Toy Power, Inc. at 1-213-622-4625.

Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.