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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Originally issued July 19, 1996; Revised July 9, 2001
|Release # 96-169
CPSC and Kids II Announce Recall of SnackTime Stroller Toy Bar
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids II of Alpharetta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 99,000 SnackTime Stroller Toy Bars, model number 669. A rattle attached to the bar can break open, releasing small beads. Children could inhale the beads into their lungs, causing serious injury.
Kids II and CPSC are aware of one incident in which a child swallowed a piece of the toy, but was not injured. Kids II reported the hazard to CPSC.
The toy, which fits over the front bar of a stroller, measures approximately 14 inches long and three inches wide. The bar is decorated with four plastic figures: a flower, a caterpillar, a bear, and a frog. Caregivers can place food and bottles in two of the four figures on the bar: a green and pink cup holder that resembles a flower, and a green frog's head that opens into a removable, spill-resistant bowl. Two other figures on the bar function as games for children: a purple and pink caterpillar with large plastic rings attached by white strings, which functions as a stacking teether; and a yellow bear holding a rattle and jingle balloons. The bear also plays music when consumers press a heart-shaped button on the bear's stomach.
The stroller toy bar was packaged in a cardboard box with a see-through window labeled in part, "SnackTime Stroller Toy Bar, Model Number 669 ... Combines Snacktime and Playtime for babies on the go! ... Easily attaches to stroller crossbars ... KIDS II ... For Ages Up To 3 Years ... "
Various retail stores and discount centers sold the stroller toy bars nationwide from July 1995 to June 1996 for about $13 to $15. SnackTime Stroller Toy Bars available at stores after August 1, 1996, with model number 683 and containing a date code, are not subject to this recall.
Consumers should stop using the toy bar immediately and return it to Kids II at 1015 Windward Ridge Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30202. Kids II will send consumers a replacement stroller toy bar. For more information, consumers should call Kids II at (770) 751-0442.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to 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 30 years.
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