June 6, 1989  
Release # 89-048

Toys "R" Us Recalls Toot Toot Tug Boat Because Of Potential Choking Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Toys "R" Us, Inc. of Paramus, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a toy tug boat because it may pose a potential choking hazard to young children.

The product (a pull toy with whistle) being recalled is identified as Primex/Shyf #4768 Toot Toot Tug and is made in Chile. The toy's wheels may come off easily causing a small metal rod to fall out which could possibly be ingested by a child causing a potential choking hazard.

The toy's wheels are toy not considered small part hazards. The toy boats are age labeled for 18 months and up. Approximately 5,200 of these toy boats were sold nationwide from August to December 1988 through Toys "R" Us, Inc. stores for approximately $4.99. While neither the CPSC nor Toys "R" Us, Inc. is aware of any injuries associated with the toy boats, this corrective action is being taken to prevent the possibility.

Consumers having these tug boat should take them away from children and return them to the nearest Toys "R" Us, Inc. store for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers who have any questions about this recall may contact Toys "R" Us, Inc. directly at 1-800-548-0364.