|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|August 4, 1988|
|Release # 88-062|
WASHINGTON, DC - Oriental Trading Company of Omaha, Neb., is voluntarily recalling its Sweetheart Rainbow Kids dolls because the arms and shoes can come off and present a choking hazard to young children.
Neither the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission nor the Oriental Trading Company is aware of any reports of injuries involving the doll.
The dolls, which are 5 1/2 inches tall, have rosy cheeks with freckles, striped caps, simple clothes and white plastic shoes. "Made in Hong Kong" is stamped on the doll's back. Some 45,000 dolls were sold nationwide between February 1986 and March 1988.
Consumers should immediately take the dolls away from young children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone needing additional information may call Oriental Trading Company at 1-800-228-0475. Nebraska residents may call toll-free at 1-800-245-5749.
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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