FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 1990
Release # 90-151
WASHINGTON, DC -- E. Fomil & Sons, Inc. of Burlingame, CA is voluntarily recalling eight different toys which were manufactured in Hong Kong in 1989. All of the toys fail the small parts requirements and are being recalled because they pose a fatal choking hazard to young children. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Approximately 88,752 of these toys were sold in retail stores nationwide from January 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990 at prices ranging from $.59 to $2.00 each.
Baby Alice #20989
This toy consists of a seven-inch baby doll wearing a crochet hat and dress in either pink, blue and white; or yellow, blue and white. The doll is also wearing white tights and comes with a two and one-half inch bottle. The doll's arms detach easily and can cause choking in young children.
Baby Linda #21173 and Comfy Karen #21282
These toys consist of a six and one-half inch bald baby doll wrapped in a pastel colored blanket. A two and one-half inch tall white baby bottle is also included. The doll's arms detach easily and can cause choking in young children.
Fun Time Baby Bottle #21153 and Nursing Bottles #21132
These toy baby bottles are approximately three and one-half inches tall and come two or three to a package. These see- through plastic baby bottles have rubber nipples and red nipple collars. The nipple and nipple collar detach easily and can cause choking in young children.
Princess Telephone Toys #20930
This toy consists of a four and one-half inch plastic princess style telephone which comes two to a package in a variety of colors. A decal is attached to the middle of each dial. The telephone dials break easily creating a choking hazard to young children.
Work Trucks #1908
This toy consists of four plastic trucks each four inches long. Each package contains a dump truck, a flatbed truck, a truck marked "Shell" and a truck marked "Sea Land." The trucks are two-tone in a variety of colors. The small axles and wheels come off easily creating a choking hazard to young children.
Car Transport Vehicle #42124
This toy consists of a seven and one half-inch car transporter being pulled by a truck. The set comes with a pair of two and one-half inch cars which have racing decals on the hood. The small axles and wheels detach easily creating a choking hazard to young children.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The potentially hazardous toys were identifed by CPSC during an inspection to determine compliance with the Commission's toy safety regulations.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact E. Fomil & Sons, Inc. directly at 1-800-248-8697.
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.
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