FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 27, 1993
Release # 93-100
PRODUCT: Five toys/children's jewelry items distributed by Oriental Trading Company, Inc. The items include plastic toy maracas, item #16/008; plastic toy baby bottles, item #16/16; plastic heart-shaped stetchable bracelets; plastic stretchable charm bracelets; and beaded charm necklaces.
PROBLEM: During CPSC testing, small parts detached from each of these toys and jewelry items, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged immediately take the recalled products away from young children and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers may call (402) 331-5511.
WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, Oriental Trading Company, Inc., Omaha, NE is voluntarily recalling the following five children's items because they all present choking hazards.
- Item #16/8, 7-inch plastic toy maracas, 240,000 were sold between December 1989 and July 1992. The maracas were sold two to a package in a clear, plastic bag with a cardboard header labeled, in part "Rock 'N Roll CHA CHA."
- Item #16/16, plastic toy baby bottles, 216,000 were sold between June 1985 and July 1992. The bottles were sold three to a package. Each package was labeled in part "*** Bottles with Real Rubber Nipples - Made in Hong Kong***."
- Item #24/329, 4-inch heart-shaped stretchable toy bracelets, 42,000 were sold between September 1989 and July 1992. Each bracelet consists of 12 various colored hearts strung together on a elastic cord. The bracelets were sold 12 to a package and were sold in a clear, plastic bag with an affixed adhesive label reading, in part "***Made in China***."
- Item #24/394, 15-inch plastic beaded charm necklaces, 39,600 were sold between May 1991 and July 1992. Each necklace consists of a beaded strand with 10 various colored shaped hearts, stars, and other similar items attached. The necklaces were sold 12 to a package and were sold in a clear, plastic bag with an affixed adhesive label reading, in part "***Made in China***."
- Item #24/395, 6-inch stretchable charm toy bracelets, 42,000 were sold between June 1991 and July 1992. Each bracelet consists of a beaded strand with various shaped objects, such as hearts, attached. The charm bracelets were sold 12 to a package and were sold in a clear, plastic bag with an affixed adhesive label reading in part "***Made in China***."
Neither CPSC nor Oriental Trading Company, Inc. is aware of any injuries involving these products; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
During CPSC testing, small parts detached from each of these toys presenting a potential choking hazard to young children. These toys were found during an inspection of the firm by CPSC. The recalled toys were sold in toy stores, discount stores, and various other retail stores nationwide and ranged in price from 20 to 80 cents each.
Consumers are urged immediately take the recalled items away from young children and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may call Oriental Trading Company, Inc. at: (402) 331-5511 or write to the company at: 4206 South 108th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137-1215.
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 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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