July 13, 1988  
Release # 88-053

WASHINGTON, D.C. "See-Thru Loco" a toy engine whose small parts may break off and present a choking hazard, is being voluntarily recalled Consumer Product Safety Commission and Merchandisers Association Inc. Neither CPSC nor the manufacturer is aware of any injuries or complaints associated with the "See Thru Loco."

The engine, 11 inches long and 8 inches high, is cover by a clear plastic housing which contains yellow, green, and orange gears. The following information is found on the bottom of the toy: "1982 PLAYWORLD TOYS LTD. *** MADE IN HONG KONG *** NO. 7980."

Approximately 1800 of the toys were sold in 1987 in New York, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Consumers should immediately remove store where purchased for a full refund or exchange.

The "See-Thru Loco" was identified in port of Newark during Operation Toyland, a cooperative program between U.S. Customs and the CPSC to inspect imported toys for potential safety problems. Even though the box the toy comes in is labeled "Ages three and up," the CPSC has determined that this toy is intended for children under three years of age and must not have small parts.