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CPSC, FAO Schwarz Announce Children's Sewing Board Recall

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Recall Date:
November 14, 1995

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 14, 1995

 

Release # 96-019

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), FAO Schwarz of New York, N.Y., is recalling approximately 1,000 children's "Sewing Boards." Young children may strangle on the removable string.

The wooden sewing boards, measuring 7.5" in diameter and .25" thick, were sold in three styles: fish, cars, and beach balls. The designs are painted on the board in combinations of yellow, red, white, green, blue and black. The toys are packaged with a string, measuring at least 42" long, which can be woven through holes along the edge of the sewing board.

FAO Schwarz stores nationwide sold the sewing boards for $12.00 from 1992 through November 8, 1995. The sewing boards were shrink-wrapped in clear plastic with a red and white paper card that reads in part, "Goula...Made in Spain..." Some of the cards mistakenly stated that the toy is appropriate for children one year old and above. The toy is only appropriate for children over three years of age.

Consumers with young children who purchased the sewing board should stop using it immediately and return it to any FAO Schwarz for a full refund. For more information, consumers should contact FAO Schwarz at (800) 400-4326.

FAO Schwarz is not aware of any injuries or complaints regarding the sewing boards.

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