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Toy Fire Boat Recalled By Target Stores

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Recall Date:
February 02, 1989

Recall Details



February 2, 1989


Release # 89-012


Toy Fire Boat Recalled By Target Stores

WASHINGTON--Target Stores, Minneapolis, Minnesota in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is voluntarily recalling a pre-school toy called "Press'n Roll Boat" because the smokestack of the boat can break off and may cause choking in young children. The toys were sold in Target Stores nationwide last fall.

The Press'n Roll Boat, model #2311, is a white, red and blue plastic fire boat with a fireman pilot. Pressing the fireman figure down causes blue paddle wheels on both sides and small wheels on the bottom to propel the boat through water or on land. Approximately 1300 of the boats were sold for $4.99 each.

Consumers should take the toy boat away from young children immediately and return it to the nearest Target Store for a refund of the full purchase price.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or Target Stores is not aware of any injuries associated with the toy.

The U.S. Customs Service identified the potentially hazardous toy at the Port of Los Angeles during "Operation Toyland," a joint surveillance program with the CPSC.

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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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