|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Kim Dulic
|May 5, 1999
Release # 99-107
CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Wooden Shape Sorter Toys and Pistol Grip Soldering Guns
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Miffy Wooden Shape Sorter - Zany Brainy Inc., of Wynnewood, Pa., is recalling about 220 Miffy Wooden Shape Sorters. Wooden pegs from the shape sorters can break off, presenting a small parts choking hazard to children.
- Pistol Grip Soldering Guns - Homier Distributing Co., of Huntington, Ind., is recalling about 2,500 Pistol Grip Soldering Guns, model #PGSI30. The wiring on these sodering guns is undersized and the power cord could separate from the soldering gun.
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