|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|May 10, 2000
||CPSC Contact: Kim Dulic
|Release # 00-107
CPSC, Firms Recall Wooden Stacking Toys, Baby Hammocks and Candle Holders
This press release consists of three recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Wooden Stacking Toys - Jack Rabbit Creations Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., is recalling about 9,000 hand-painted, wooden stacking toys called Stacking King. The wooden peg in the black and white checked base can come off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
- Baby Hammocks - Hangouts, of Boulder Colo., is recalling about 350 baby hammocks. These baby hammocks can suddenly become twisted around childrens' necks and strangle them.
- Candle Holders - ATICO International USA Inc., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is recalling about 14,000 lighthouse-shaped candle holders. The wooden top of the candle holder can ignite, presenting fire and burn hazards to consumers.
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