Brik Toy Company Recalls "The 3-In-1 Construction Table" Due To Potential Choking Hazard

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MARCH 29, 1993

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Release # 93-055

 

Brik Toy Company Recalls "The 3-In-1 Construction Table" Due To Potential Choking Hazard

PRODUCT: Approximately 50,000 "3-in-1 Construction Tables," model 3630, sold without chairs and model 3632, sold with two matching chairs by Brik Toy Company. The tables under recall were sold between August 1, 1992 and November 2, 1992. No affected models are still being sold.

PROBLEM: The tables under recall have red or black vinyl plastic caps under the table frame that may separate and present a choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Examine the table to determine whether the unit has the red or black vinyl plastic caps, and if so, remove the vinyl caps at once. For more information about this recall and to receive a replacement table frame that will permit the legs to be stored underneath the table, consumers may call BRIK Toy Company at 1-800-438-2745.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRIK Toy Company of Houston, TX is voluntarily recalling approximately 50,000 "3-in-1 Construction Tables" model 3630 (3-in-1 Construction Table only) and model 3632 (3-in-1 Construction Table with two chairs). The tables under recall may have red or black vinyl plastic caps under the table frame to hold the legs in place while being shipped or stored. During CPSC testing, the caps separated from the tables presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

Neither CPSC nor BRIK Toy Company is aware of any injuries resulting from the vinyl caps being removed from the table frame. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous tables were reported to CPSC by BRIK Toy Company following a consumer notifying the company that a problem existed.

The 3-in-1 Construction Table is a yellow plastic child's table with a red insert for the top. The table is supported by four removable plastic legs. The table measures 17 inches by 20 inches wide and is 19-1/2 inches tall. The name "BRIK" is embossed on the table's edge. The label on the box in which the table was sold reads in part: "3-in-1 Construction Table" and "Manufactured by BRIK Toy Company Houston, Texas 77057."

The tables under recall were distributed nationwide between August 1, 1992 and November 2, 1992 to retail chains, discount, hardware and toy stores. The models sold for between $40.00 and $60.00 each.

Consumers are urged to take the tables away from young children immediately and examine the tables to determine whether their units have the red or black vinyl plastic caps, and if so, to remove the vinyl caps at once and call BRIK Toy Company at 1-800-438-2745 to receive a free replacement frame that will permit the legs to be stored underneath the table. The table may be used by children without the caps. Tables currently in stock at retail stores and all tables manufactured after November 2, 1992 have been redesigned with no vinyl plastic caps under the table frame. Consumers who have returned a registration card from the table they purchased will be contacted by letter from BRIK Toy Company. For more information about this recall, consumers may call BRIK Toy Company at 1-800-438-2745 or may write to the company at 2630 Fountain View #218, Houston, TX 77057.

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 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdicition.