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Electra Plastics Recalls Toy Train With Small Parts

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Recall Date:
November 18, 1986

Recall Details

November 18, 1986  
Release # 86-072


WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Electra-Plastics, Inc., of Newark, New Jersey is recalling the Romper Room Animal Train No. H732R, because the three small balls in the train are small parts and present a choking hazard to children.

Neither Electra-Plastics nor CPSC knows of any injuries involving this toy. Officials in the state of Kentucky's Cabinet for Human Resources brought this small parts hazard to the attention of the CPSC.

The plastic train is approximately 11 l/4 inches long with an orange engine, a green car with two tigers facing each other and a purple car with two elephants facing each other. The engine and cars each have two pairs of black wheels. A string is attached to the engine for pulling the train. Blue and white balls approximately 1 l/8 inches in diameter are in the middle of the engine and each of the two cars where they can be easily detached. The balls, which are small parts, present a choking hazard to children.

Consumers should take the trains away from children immediately and discard them or return them to the retail stores where purchased for a refund.

Approximately 5,600 trains were sold since June 1985 primarily - by Pathmark stores and Rite-Aid stores in states east of the Mississippi River. The toy was sold for approximately $2.40.

Anyone wishing additional information may contact Electra Plastics at 201-589-2525.

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