Toy Bi-Plane Recalled Due To Potential Choking Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

May 17, 1994

(301) 504-6815

Release # 94-074

 

Toy Bi-Plane Recalled Due To Potential Choking Hazards

PRODUCT: Approximately 2,000 "See-Thru Bi-Planes," model C9071 were imported and distributed by Toy Wonders, Inc. The toy bi-plane is 5-1/2 inches long and 3-1/2 inches high. The plane has a clear body with multi-colored gears inside. It also has yellow wings and propeller, and the pilot's head is red. When the plane is pushed, the propeller spins and the gears turn. A decal on the plane's top wing reads: "907 Skeletplane." "MADE IN CHINA . . . U.S.A. 1992, U.K. 1992 MCT" is embossed underneath the lower wing. The toy was sold in the northeast United States from December 1992 through March 1994 by companies such as I.C.M. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jack Pot, New York, New York; and Roses Co.

PROBLEM: The propellers and exhaust pipes may separate, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Take the planes away from young children and return the toys to the stores where purchased for a refund. Consumers who have questions may contact Lu Su at Toy Wonders. The toll-free number is (800) 229-1722.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toy Wonders, Inc., Moonachie, New Jersey, is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,000 "See-Thru Bi-Planes," model C9071. During routine CPSC testing, propellers and exhaust pipes separated, presenting potential choking hazards to young children.

The toy bi-plane is 5-« inches long and 3-« inches high. The plane has a clear body with multi-colored gears inside. It also has yellow wings and propeller, and the pilot's head is red. When the plane is pushed, the propeller spins and the gears turn.

A decal on the plane's top wing reads: "907 Skeletplane." "MADE IN CHINA . . . U.S.A. 1992, U.K. 1992 MCT" is embossed underneath the lower wing.

Two thousand toys were sold in the northeast United States from December 1992 through March 1994 by companies such as I.C.M. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jack Pot, New York, New York, and Roses Co. The retail price was $3.00 each.

Consumers are urged to take the planes away from young children and return the toys to the stores where purchased for a refund. Consumers who have questions may contact Lu Su at Toy Wonders. The toll-free number is (800) 229-1722.

Neither CPSC nor Toy Wonders is aware of any injuries involving the toy. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous toy was identified by CPSC during an inspection of Toy Wonders.

CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within CPSC's jurisdiction.