|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|June 13, 1989|
|Release # 89-054|
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American International of Brooklyn, New York is voluntarily recalling a toy baby doll because removable arms and legs may pose a potential choking hazard to young children.
The product being recalled is a baby doll about six inches in height packaged in a clear carrying case with a smaller doll and a bottle, Item No. 2065PVC. The arms on both dolls are moveable, but the arms on the smaller doll can also come off and may be hazardous.
Approximately 960 of these dolls were sold in the New York City area during October 1988 through December 1988 for approximately $1.99 each.
Neither the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission nor American International is aware of any injuries associated with these dolls.
Consumers having these dolls should take them away from children and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers with additional concerns on the recall may contact American International at
U.S. Customs identified the potentially hazardous toys at the Port of Newark during "Operation Toyland," 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.
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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