Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toys Recalled Due To Potential Choking Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

May 17, 1994

(301) 504-6815

Release # 94-075

 

Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toys Recalled Due To Potential Choking Hazards

PRODUCT: Approximately 5,000 "Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toys," model 3848 by Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc. The toy is a 17-1/4 inch round bucket with handle and nine different shaped sorting pieces. Four of the nine sorting pieces (square, hexagon, triangle, and circle) have a small animal figure attached to each top. The sorting pieces fit through corresponding cut-out shapes in the bucket's yellow lid. The label on the box in part reads: "MADISON LTD., HACKENSACK, NJ, ....MADE IN CHINA." The toy was sold nationwide at discount and toy stores from March 1993 through February 1994.

PROBLEM: The small animal figures attached to the top of the square, hexagon, triangle, and circle sorting pieces can come off and choke a young child.

WHAT TO DO: Immediately take the toys away from young children and return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc. at (201) 845-8600.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc., Hackensack, New Jersey, (AKA Madison Ltd) is voluntarily recalling 5,000 "Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toys," model number 3848. During routine CPSC testing, small animal figures attached to the top of the square, hexagon, triangle, and circle sorting pieces came off and could choke a young child.

The Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toy is a 17-1/4 inch round bucket with handle and nine different shaped sorting pieces. Four of the nine sorting pieces (square, hexagon, triangle, and circle) have small animal figures attached to the tops. The sorting pieces fit through cut-out shapes in the bucket's yellow lid. The label on the box in part reads: "MADISON LTD., HACKENSACK, NJ, . . . MADE IN CHINA."

The toys were sold nationwide at discount and toy stores from March 1993 through February 1994. The toy ranged in price from $2.00 to $3.00 each.

Consumers are urged to immediately take the toys away from young children and return them to the stores where purchased for a refund. Consumers who have questions may contact Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc. at (201) 845-8600.

Neither CPSC nor Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc. is aware of any injuries involving the toy. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous toy was referred to CPSC by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within CPSC's jurisdiction.