Baby Toys Recalled Because of Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 8, 1986  
Release # 86-061
 

Baby Toys Recalled Because of Choking Hazard

Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, F.J. STRAUSS Co., INC., North Bergen, New Jersey, today announced a voluntary recall of a Peek-A-Boo Clown because of the danger of choking or suffocation to infants and young children. Since February 1985, approximately 2880 of these baby toys have been sold for approximately $3.00 each nationwide.

These baby toys are banned under CPSC's Small Parts Requirements because they have parts which are small enough to lodge in an infant's throat and cause obstruction of the airway. Neither CPSC nor Strauss of any injuries involving these toys.

The Peek-A-Boo Clown, Style #29/31 is approximately four inches in diameter and made of red, white, blue and yellow molded plastic with a pop up clown head. The item is labeled "Made in Taiwan.

" Consumers should remove these products from use immediately and either discard them or return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund. Retailers should remove these products from sale immediately and return them to F.J.STRAUSS CO., INC., 3900 West Side Avenue, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047.

Anyone wishing additional information may contact F.J. STRAUSS CO., INC., at 201-864-0100 or CPSC's toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A -teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is (301) 595-7054.