December 19, 1995


Release # 96-048


WASHINGTON,D.C. - CPSC, Division Sales Inc., of Itasca, Ill., is recalling 44,000 wooden toy trucks. The truck's driver and wheels can break off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

The natural wood trucks, measuring approximately 5 inches long by 2 inches wide, were sold in six styles: two styles of dump trucks; a cement truck; a truck with a large, wooden, rotating cylinder; a truck with crane; and a truck with ladder. A small gold decal on the underside of the truck reads, "MADE IN CHINA." Each truck is packaged with a small wooden driver figure in a blue cardboard box labeled, "WOOD TOY ... ENGINEERING TRUCK EDUCATIONAL TOY."

Various retail stores and discount centers sold the trucks nationwide from December 1993 through December 1995 for approximately $1 each.

Consumers should take the toy vehicles away from young children immediately and return the trucks to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Division Sales Inc. at (800) 621-8134.

CPSC and Division Sales, Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy trucks. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.