FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 1990
Release # 90-075
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Henry Gordy International, Plainfield, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling 40,000 Eggscavators Toy Trucks because the mixer on the cement truck may detach posing a choking hazard to young children.
The product known as "Eggscavators" (Item Number 187) is a set of three plastic construction vehicles. Each set includes one of each of the following (colors may vary):
- A dump truck with blue wheels, blue body and yellow dumper.
- A cement truck with blue wheels, red body and yellow mixer.
- A bulldozer with blue wheels, yellow body and red dumper and steering wheel.
Embossed on the bottom of each vehicle are the words "MADE IN HONGKONG". The cement and dump trucks have white sticker labels on them that read "EGGScavators". Each vehicle is two inches wide and two and one-half inches long.
These egg-shaped construction trucks have been sold nationwide since 1987 for under $2.00 a set.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
These potentially hazardous toys were reported to CPSC by the Oregon State Public Interest Reseach Group.
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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