March 22, 1995


Release # 95-097

WASHINGTON, DC - CPSC, Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 toy boats with small people figures. The people figurines and their hats are small parts and present a serious choking hazard to young children.

The toy is packaged in clear blister packaging on cardboard with multicolored label which states in part "Funtasty *** Made in China *** Justen Products Itasca, IL 60143." The toys are packaged in sets of three boats and three people. The two-inch-long boats are made of solid red, yellow, green, or blue plastic. The people figures are 1.5 inches tall, with a solid red, yellow, green, or blue plastic barrel-shaped body, a round white head, and a small plastic hat.

The toys were imported from China and sold nationwide from June 1993 to August 1994 at small discount stores for $1.95.

The toy should be taken away from young children immediately and returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, call Division Sales at (800) 621-8143 or write the company at 1311 Meacham Rd., Itasca, IL 60143.

Neither CPSC nor Division Sales Inc. is aware of any injuries involving this toy. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The toy was identified by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, and was tested by CPSC.