Note: Firm is out of business.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Nychelle White
|Originally issued November 13, 1996; Revised July 10, 2001
|Release # 97-021
CPSC, Dolgencorp Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Telephones
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Dolgencorp Inc. of Scottsville, Ky., is recalling 73,300 "Kid's Phone Beeper Combo" toys. The toy's telephone antenna and pieces of plastic from around the base of the antenna can break off, presenting a choking hazard to children under age 3.
CPSC and Dolgencorp Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy telephones. The recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The toy (item number 63305/7-S) consists of a plastic cellular telephone and a beeper packaged together. The telephone, measuring 6 inches high by 2.5 inches wide, is made of yellow and white plastic with a red colored plastic flip-down bottom and blue trim. The beeper, made of white plastic with yellow, red, and blue trim, measures 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Push buttons on both cause flashing lights, making either telephone or beeper sounds.
The toy telephone and beeper are packaged together in a cardboard box labeled in part, "KID'S PHONE BEEPER COMBO...ITEM NO. 63305/7-S." Dolgencorp distributed the toys in Dollar General stores in the central part of the country from mid-August to mid-September 1996 for $5 retail.
Consumers should take the toy telephones away from young children immediately and discard or destroy them, or if possible, return them to their nearest Dollar General store for a full refund. However, the firm, Dolgencorp Inc., is out of business and cannot be contacted.
CPSC learned of this problem during joint surveillance with the U.S. Customs Service.
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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