|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2009
Release # 10-005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 580-8841
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Wooden Toys Recalled by Daiso Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Wooden Toys
Units: About 430
Importer: Daiso California LLC, of Burlingame, Calif.
Hazard: The toys have small parts that can break and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves four models of Daiso wooden toys including Penguin Handbell, Pull Doll, Alligator Pull Toy and Rolling Animals. The Penguin Handbell has a small metal bell inside its hollow interior. The Pull Doll’s limbs move up and down when the string is pulled. The Alligator Pull Toy is green and yellow will move in an undulating fashion when pulled. The Rolling Animals are in the forms of a dog, rabbit, cat and mice, and their tails are connected to their bodies by metal springs. Daiso is printed on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Daiso stores in California from December 2008 through May 2009 for between $1 and $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Daiso for a free replacement toy or a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Daiso toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms’ Web site at www.daisorecall.com
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