April 16, 1997

Release # 97-103

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool of Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling over 116,000 "Weebles Tractor" toys (item number 5242). The red plunger located on top of the toy can crack and break apart, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

Playskool has received 42 reports of the toy's plunger cracking or breaking apart. One minor non-choking injury has been reported.

The "Weebles Tractor" is a plastic toy recommended for children 9 months old and up. The tractor comes with a colorful farm girl weeble and detachable trailer. The tractor is mainly yellow with blue wheels and a red plunger, and the detachable trailer is mainly red with blue wheels. The tractor rolls along the floor and the weeble spins when the red plunger is pushed. Item number 5242 is imprinted into the bottom of the tractor.

Weebles Tractor Toy

Major toy stores and mass merchandise outlets nationwide have sold the toys since January 1996 for about $13.

Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and call Playskool toll-free at (800) 752-9755 for a free replacement.