|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|April 12, 1984|
|Release # 84-023|
Washington, DC-- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5th Avenue Dolls, New York, New York, today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 22,000 Cupie Dolls #6342 because the small arms can be removed from the body of the doll. These small parts may present a choking, aspiration, or swallowing hazard. CPSC safety standards specify that toys for children under three must not have such small parts. Since 1983, approximately 22,000 of these toys have been sold through Kay-Bee stores nationwide for $.99 each.
The CPSC has not received any reports of infant choking incidents involving small parts from this toy.
The toy is a light beige colored plastic doll with a moveable head and arms. It is 4 l/2 inches high by 1 l/2 inches wide. The cardboard header identifies the toy as being manufactured in Hong Kong with the Code #6342 "Cupie Doll". The doll was not supplied with any clothes.
Consumers should remove these products from use immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund.
For further information, consumers may call Wisconsin Toy and Novelty at (212) 741-2125, or the CPSC toll-free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– 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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