FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 1992
Release # 92-091
PRODUCT: Toy baby bottle, Evenflo Mini Nursers Doll Care Sets, imported by Chilton-Globe, Inc., model number 8075-9, sold in a blister package of two per set.
PROBLEM: The toy nipples may separate from the bases of the holders and the caps packaged with the toy bottles are small parts posing a choking and aspiration hazard to children under three years of age.
WHAT TO DO: Return postage pre-paid to Chilton-Globe, Inc., 820 Buffalo Street, Manitowac, WI 54221 for a full refund. For more information, consumers may contact Chilton-Globe, Inc. at 1-800-558-7720 and ask for Department 119.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chilton-Globe, Inc., of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling toy Evenflo Mini-Nursers, model number 8075-9, marketed as a doll care set. When CPSC tested the toy Evenflo Mini Nursers in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the nipples separated from the bases of the holders posing a potential choking or aspiration hazard for children under three years of age. The caps packaged with the bottles also pose a potential choking or aspiration hazard for children under three years of age.
The Evenflo Mini Nursers are a set of two clear plastic toy baby bottles. Each bottle measures 3-3/4 inches tall and one inch in diameter. The toy bottles are packaged with two pink or blue bottle caps and are sold in a cardboard-backed blister package. The label on the package reads in part: " . . . Chilton Toys Evenflo Doll Care Set . . . Made in China . . . for ages 3 and up."
This recall applies only to toy nursing bottles and does not apply in any way to regular size Evenflo nursing bottles. The toy Evenflo Mini Nursers, imported by Chilton-Globe, Inc., were sold nationwide at a variety of retail stores for $1.00 to $2.00 each from the mid 1980s through December 1991.
Consumers are urged to take the nursers away from children under three years of age immediately and if purchased after January 1, 1990, return the nursers, postage pre-paid, to Chilton-Globe, Inc., 820 Buffalo Street, Manitowoc, WI 54221 for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Chilton-Globe, Inc. at 1-800-558-7720 and ask for Department 119.
Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Port of Chicago, IL, during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs program.
Chilton-Globe, Inc. and CPSC are announcing this recall to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products.
CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
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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