|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|March 6, 1984|
|Release # 84-015|
Washington, D.C.-- In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Enesco Imports Corp., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 12,600 "Country Calico" Farm Animal Assortments, Item #E-9768.
These stuffed animals on wheels are being recalled because the CPSC has determined that the eyes, wheels and other small parts may come off the toy if pulled on, and these small parts may present a choking, aspiration or swallowing hazard to small children. The toy assortments have been sold nationwide since January l983, for $4.00.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any reports of injuries involving these toys. The Farm Animal Assortments includes 6 stuffed animal figures of calico fabric: a duck, a pig, a rooster, a rabbit, a swan, and a horse. Each individual figure is attached to a wooden cart and is approximately 4 3/4 inches high and 4 inches long. Each wooden cart has a metal ring screwed into the front of the cart that can be used to hang the figures if they are to be used as ornaments. The individual figures are labeled on the bottom of the cart "ENESCO DESIGNED GIFTWARE." The 6 figures are packed in a box labeled "ENESCO DESIGNED GIFTWARE ITEM NO. E-9768*** 6 ASST COUNTRY CALICO FARM ANIMALS***MADE IN TAIWAN."
Consumers should remove these toys from use immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund.
Information concerning this recall is also available to consumers on CPSC's 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 (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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