|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|May 26, 1988|
|Release # 88-032|
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Product Safety Commission, the Wisconsin Toy Company, Inc. of New York is voluntarily recalling its "Sweet Home Shoe House Playset" and "Ice Cream Doll" because they have small parts and may present a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should take the items away from children and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund.
The "Sweet Home Shoe House Playset" is a plastic house in the shape of a workboot, measuring 11 by 7 by 6 inches, containing is pieces of dolls and doll furniture. The playsets are labeled "1984 JUMBOS INTERNATIONAL (HONG KONG) CO. NO. 698", and 6,500 were sold nationally for about $5.00.
"Ice Cream Doll" is a soft doll about 12 inches tall, with a plastic ice cream cone suspended from a string around the neck of the doll, with a sewn-in label marked "ICE CREAM DOLL, MADE IN HONG KONG." $3.00.
CPSC and Wisconsin Toy said they know of no injuries involved with the toys. U.S. Customs agents and CPSC inspectors discovered the small parts violation of the Ice Cream Doll during "Operation Toyland" import surveillance at Newark, New Jersey last fall.
Anyone wishing additional information may call Wisconsin at (201) 279-9718.
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.
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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