|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|February 3, 1984|
|Release # 84-009|
Washington, DC-- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Durham Industries, Inc., New York, New York, today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 4,300 Smurf 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 1982, approximately 4,300 of these toys have been sold through Toys-R-Us stores in the East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida for $13 to $15 each.
The CPSC has received one report of an infant choking on a small parts from this toy. The child was not injured and required no medical attention.
The toy is a light blue plastic train engine with yellow 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 Smurf face on the front of the train. This 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, ITEN NO. 5340/5342 MADE IN HONG KONG."
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 Durham Industries, 212-679-2282, 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 (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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