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Squeeze Toy Recalled Because Of Potential Choking Hazard

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Recall Date:
September 25, 1984

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
September 25, 1984  
Release # 84-055
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Cutoy Cooperative Association, Burlington, North Carolina, today announced a voluntary recall of the #CT569 Baseball Bat Squeeze Toy which the CPSC believes may cause choking and/or suffocation because the handle is small enough to lodge in an infant's throat and obstruct the airway. Although, this squeeze toy has not been involved in any choking incidents, the CPSC believes that the item is similar in shape and size to products that have been involved in such incidents.

In the last two years Cutoy Cooperative Association distributed on a nationwide basis less than three hundred of the Baseball Bat Squeeze Toy. This baseball bat shaped toy is made of soft, easily compressed material with a face on the batting end, and is packaged with a label bearing the following information "GROW TIME SQUEEZE and SQUEAK, Item #CT569". This Baseball Bat Squeeze Toy which is available in several colors including green, yellow and red, has a bulbous handle 1 l/16" in diameter and is 7 3/4" long.

Consumers should remove this product from use immediately and return it to the retailer where purchased for a full refund. If desired, the consumer may return the Squeeze Toy to Cutoy Cooperative Association, P.O. Box 2197, Burlington, North Carolina 27215, for a full refund or contact Cutoy at its toll-free number, 800-334-5321. Retailers should remove the Squeeze Toy from sale immediately and return it to Cutoy Cooperative Association for a full refund.

Anyone wishing additional information may contact CPSC's toll-free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is (301) 595-7054.

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