|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 1998
Release # 98-061
|Company Phone Number: (800) 558-9885
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Gymboree Corp. Announce Recall of Toy Wooden Trains
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gymboree Corp. of Burlingame, Calif., is recalling 727 toy wooden trains. Wooden pieces of the toy can come off during play, exposing young children to small parts and presenting a choking hazard.
CPSC and Gymboree have received three reports from consumers of small parts coming off the train. No injuries have been reported.
The toy trains are made of wood and measures about 20 inches long when the three train cars are connected end to end. The train cars include a red, blue, orange and green engine; a red and green box car and a blue and purple dumpster. The train is packaged in an orange, blue and green box that reads, in part, "GYMBOREE, WOODEN TRAIN." A graphic of the train also appears on the box. The SKU number, located on the box, is 1103-0028. The toy was made in Thailand.
Gymboree stores nationwide sold the trains from October 1997 through November 1997 for about $24.
Consumers should take the trains away from children immediately and return them to the retail store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Gymboree at (800) 558-9885 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
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