|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 4, 2004, Revised June 21, 2004
Release # 04-095
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Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use this product. Please destroy or discard the product.
CPSC, FAO Schwarz Inc. Announce Recall of Fire Engine Pull-Along Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Fire Engine Pull-Along Toys
Manufacturer: FAO Schwarz Inc., King of Prussia, Pa.
Hazard: Small parts can detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: These fire engine pull-along toys are red with a yellow ladder, and are made of wood. They are about 18-inches long and come with six toy firemen. "Fire Dept." is written on the sides of the toy.
Sold at: FAO Schwarz toy stores nationwide from September 2002 through January 2004 for about $20.
Manufactured in: The Toy Workshop, Shrewsbury, England.
Remedy: Consumers should take the product away from small children immediately and discard or destroy it. The firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available.
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