|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|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.
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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