July 19, 1996


Release # 96-169

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Kids II of Alpharetta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 99,000 SnackTime Stroller Toy Bars, model number 669. A rattle attached to the bar can break open, releasing small beads. Children could inhale the beads into their lungs, causing serious injury.

Kids II and CPSC are aware of one incident in which a child swallowed a piece of the toy, but was not injured. Kids II reported the hazard to CPSC.

The toy, which fits over the front bar of a stroller, measures approximately 14 inches long and three inches wide. The bar is decorated with four plastic figures: a flower, a caterpillar, a bear, and a frog. Caregivers can place food and bottles in two of the four figures on the bar: a green and pink cup holder that resembles a flower, and a green frog's head that opens into a removable, spill-resistant bowl. Two other figures on the bar function as games for children: a purple and pink caterpillar with large plastic rings attached by white strings, which functions as a stacking teether; and a yellow bear holding a rattle and jingle balloons. The bear also plays music when consumers press a heart-shaped button on the bear's stomach.

The stroller toy bar was packaged in a cardboard box with a see-through window labeled in part, "SnackTime Stroller Toy Bar, Model Number 669 ... Combines Snacktime and Playtime for babies on the go! ... Easily attaches to stroller crossbars ... KIDS II ... For Ages Up To 3 Years ... "

 SnackTime Stroller Toy Bar

Various retail stores and discount centers sold the stroller toy bars nationwide from July 1995 to June 1996 for about $13 to $15. SnackTime Stroller Toy Bars available at stores after August 1, 1996, with model number 683 and containing a date code, are not subject to this recall.

Consumers should stop using the toy bar immediately and return it to Kids II at 1015 Windward Ridge Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30202. Kids II will send consumers a replacement stroller toy bar. For more information, consumers should call Kids II at (770) 751-0442.