|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|July 17, 1989|
|Release # 89-068|
WASHINGTON, DC -- Liquidating Corp., formerly B and E Sales Company, Inc. (hereinafter: Liquidating Corp.), of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, currently under Chapter 11 bankrupcy reorganization, is issuing this public notice to warn consumers about 6,800 wooden puzzle train toys, Item No. 790494.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined that the trains contain small parts which may present a potential choking hazard if used by children under three years of age.
Each puzzle train consists of one wooden engine car and two wooden boxcars. All three roll on red wheels. The engine has a pull cord which measures approximately 10-1/2 inches to 11 inches long. The set has brightly painted wooden triangles and cylinders which can be fitted into the wooden boxcars of the train.
Although neither the CPSC nor Liquidating Corp. have received any reports of injury involving these wooden puzzle train toys, consumers should take the toys away from young children and discard them. These toys were distributed nationwide to retail toy outlets since July of 1988 and sold for approximately $5.00.
The U.S. Customs Service identified the potentially hazardous puzzle train at the Part of Los Angeles, CA during the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - U.S. Customs joint surveillance program.
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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