|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|August 4, 1988|
|Release # 88-063|
WASHINGTON, DC - Two pull toys imported from Taiwan are being voluntarily recalled by Falcon Impex, Inc., of Schiller Park, Illinois because small parts may separate from the toys and present a choking hazard to young children.
"Pull Along Bear Brother" consists of two connected seven-inch tall bears of orange and yellow plastic with blue feet that "wobble" when pulled; the noses of both bears can be removed and constitute a small parts hazard to a young children.
"Pull Along Happy Bear" is a seven-inch tall yellow plastic bear riding between two plastic half-balls with small colored balls inside. The toy is being recalled because the small plastic balls are an ingestion hazard to young children.
"Made in Taiwan" is imprinted on the back of both toys. 6,000 have been sold nationally in September and October 1987. Consumers should remove the toys from children and return them to the store for a refund of the full purchase price.
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.
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