CPSC Accepts Consent Agreements from Toy Importers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 15, 1986  
Release # 86-063
 

CPSC Accepts Consent Agreements from Toy Importers

Washington, DC -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that it has accepted consent agreements from two companies that import, and distribute nationally, toys and children's articles. The companies are Small World Toys, Culver City, California, and Davis-Grabowski, Inc., Miami, Florida. In signing these consent agreements both firms agree to have toys and children's products they import and distribute tested periodically for compliance with certain CPSC safety requirements. In addition both firms have agreed to stop distributing certain toys and to conduct limited recalls of the toys named below which violate safety requirements. Both consent agreements have been approved by the appropriate district courts.

Both Small World toys and Davis-Grabowski, Inc., have agreed to conduct a limited recall from consumers of the plastic hat from the "driver" of a toy called Ambi Mini Racer car, Model E666. The hat is a small part which could present a choking hazard to children younger than three. Consumers are offered an incentive of a $1.00 premium to return the hat to the retail store where the Mini Racer was purchased.

Small World has also agreed to recall from its retail customers toys known as Discovery World/Small World "Lift and Learn" puzzles, models 2501, 2503, 2504, 2505 and 2506, and Discovery World Small World "Scratch and Sniff" puzzles, models 2507, 2508, 2509, 2510 and 2512. Both kinds of puzzles have yellow knobs on the puzzle pieces which may detach and are small parts. These knobs could present a choking, aspiration or ingestion hazard to children younger than three. New versions of the puzzles which have red knobs are currently being sold by retailers and are not involved in the recall from retail customers.

Both firms have agreed to stop selling a number of other toys found by the CPSC to violate the toy regulations.

In signing the consent agreements both firms agree to have toys intended for children younger than 3 tested for compliance with the CPSC requirements which prohibit small parts in such toys. In addition, Davis-Grabowski agrees to test baby rattles for choking hazards.

By signing these consent decrees neither Small World Toys nor Grabowski admits to violating the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. CPSC is not aware of any reports of injuries involving any of these toys.

For further information Consumers can call Davis-Grabowski, Inc. at 305-751-3667, Small World Toys at 213-645-9680, or CPSC's toll-free hot-line number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.