Wang's International, Inc. Recalls Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks Due To Choking Hazard

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February 24, 1993

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Release # 93-045

 

Wang's International, Inc. Recalls Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks Due To Choking Hazard

PRODUCT: Approximately 9,100 "Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks," a set of six trucks (two dump trucks, a roller truck, a crane, a cement mixer, and a truck with a ladder). The trucks, model X4848, have a natural wood finish. Each truck has a non-removable peg driver with a painted-on face.

PROBLEM: When CPSC tested the trucks, the drivers and other truck parts separated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the trucks away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers may contact Charlotte Allison at 1-800-829-2647, ext. 3100.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wang's International, Inc., of Memphis, TN, is voluntarily recalling approximately 9,100 "Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks," model number X4848. When CPSC tested the trucks, the drivers and other truck parts separated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

The Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks were sold as a set of six trucks (two dump trucks, a roller truck, a crane, a cement mixer, and a truck with a ladder). Each truck measures 5-1/2 inches long, two inches wide, 2-3/4 inches high, and has a natural wood finish with no paint. Each truck has a non-removable peg driver with a painted-on face. The label underneath each truck reads in part: "WANG'S INTERNATIONAL INC * * * MADE IN CHINA."

The trucks, imported by Wang's International, Inc., were sold at retail stores nationwide from January 1992 through mid- December 1992 for a retail price of $3.99 per set.

Consumers are urged to take the trucks away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Charlotte Allison at 1-800-829-2647, ext. 3100.

Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these trucks. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Port of Oakland, CA, during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs surveillance program.

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 jurisdiction.