|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|July 13, 1983|
|Release # 83-042|
Washington, D.C. -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Durham Industries, Inc. New York, NY, today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 6,200 Mickey Mouse Musical Crib Train Toys, Model 5340/5342, because small parts may break off this toy if it is dropped. These small parts may present a choking, aspiration, or swallowing hazard. CPSC safety standards specify that toys for children under three (3) must not have such small parts. Since June, 1982, approximately 6,200 of these toys have been sold through Toys-R-Us Stores in the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and Florida, for $13 to $15 each.
The CPSC is not aware of any reports of injuries involving this toy.
The toy is a pink plastic train engine with blue wheels and smokestack. It is 7 l/2 inches long by 3 l/2 inches wide by 7 l/2 inches high. There is a Mickey Mouse face on the front of the train. The toy is designed to be fastened on to the rail of a baby crib. When the smokestack is 'wound up' ,the train moves along the crib rail and plays music. The train may also be used as a floor toy. The following label is molded on the right side of the train engine: "DURHAM INDUSTRIES, INC., MCMLXXXII NEW YORK, N.Y. 10010, ITEM NO. 5340/5342 MADE IN HONG KONG."
Consumers should remove these toys from use immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund.
For further information, consumers may call Durham Industries (212-679-2222), or the Consumer Product Safety Commission's toll-free Hotline on 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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