|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|June 20, 1989|
|Release # 89-057|
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- K-mart Corporation of Troy, Michigan is voluntarily recalling approximately 13,380 Baby Mirror Rattles sold at K-mart stores since November 1987, and approximately 23,900 Baby Wheel Rattles sold at K-mart stores since October 1987. These rattles were sold nationwide.
The Baby Mirror Rattle came in three styles: dog, woman, and man with a hat. Only the "man with a hat" style is being recalled. The package was labeled "Baby Mirror Rattle," K-mart code #28-17-62 or #1300. The man came in blue/yellow and red/yellow and sold for $1.97. This rattle may present a potential choking and/or suffocation hazard if it becomes lodged in an infant's throat.
The Baby Wheel Rattles came in three styles: snail, elephant, and chicken. only the "snail" style is being recalled. The package was labeled "Baby Wheel Rattle," K-mart code #28-1760 or #1303. The snail came in white, blue, and yellow, and with red/yellow wheels. The antenna may break off the snail and pose a potential ingestion, choking and/or suffocation hazard to children under three years of age.
While no injuries have been reported to the company or to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), parents should immediately take the toys away from young children and return them to any K-mart store for a refund of the full purchase price.
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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