|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|August 2, 1989|
|Release # 89-075|
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Mackie International Inc. of Paramount, California is voluntarily recalling their plastic toy gun, "Chilly Bang Bang Fruit Drink" because it may pose a potential choking hazard to young children. The opening tab at the end of the gun barrel separates and is a small part which could be ingested by small children and cause choking.
Approximately 30,000 toy guns were sold in retail stores nationwide from April through May 1989 for approximately $.30 each.
The toy guns should be taken away from children immediately and returned to the retail store where purchased for a full refund.
The possible small parts problem was brought to the Commission's and the company's attention by the Empire State Consumer Association. The Hazardous Product Task Force of the New York Attorney General's office worked together with the CPSC and the company on the corrective action plan.
While neither the CPSC nor Mackie International, Inc. is aware of any injuries associated with the toy gun, the recall is undertaken as a preventive measure.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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