|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|July 27, 1989|
|Release # 89-074|
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumers of a hazardous toy called "Fire Company," Item No. 1134-0 imported by Larami Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.- The toy contains small parts that present a choking hazard to small children.
The firm imported approximately 24,000 of these toys from September 1987 to September 1988.
The "Fire Company" toy consists of a small red plastic fire truck, a red hook and ladder truck with a moveable white ladder, two plastic firemen dressed in black and one plastic street railroad sign. These items were mounted on a colorful display card, and were sold at retail for approximately $1 to $2. The words "MADE IN HONG KONG" appear on the bottom of all the pieces except the street railroad sign. The display card says "Fire Company" in large red letters at the top, and 11LARAMI11 and the item number in black letters at the bottom.
Plastic pieces of the toys, such as the wheels, may come off during ordinary use and could present a choking hazard to young children.
Larami has recalled these toys from retailers and has asked retailers to post recall notices to inform purchasers about the recall. Consumers should either throw away these toys, or if they want a refund, they should return the toy to the store where it was purchased.
U.S. customs Service identified the potentially hazardous toys at the Port of Philadelphia during the joint surveillance program conducted with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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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