October 8, 1998


Release # 98-005


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Al-Dan Trading Inc. of Miami, Fla. is recalling over 5,800 wooden vehicle toys. The toys have small parts that could separate and present a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Al-Dan are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The wooden vehicles include trucks, trains, race cars, motorcycles, airplanes, and cranes with parts painted red, blue, green, yellow and/or white. Vehicles range in sizes as small as 5 1/2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches high and as large as 15 inches long and 7 inches high. The small vehicles (trucks, trains, race cars, motorcycles and airplanes) could have a driver in the cab, movable parts, square and hexagon blocks with painted on numerals and letters, and a clock face. The big vehicles all have movable parts like the crane's operable hook, the truck's removable animals, and the locomotive's drive wheel connectors. Some toys may have a warning sticker stating "/!\ WARNING CHOKING HAZARD - small parts not suitable for children under 3 years. NON-TOXIC AND MADE IN CHINA" and/or another sticker stating "18 DANIEL BRAND" with a UPC code number beginning with 69658.

Despite the warning label, these toys present a choking hazard to young children.

These toys were mainly sold in the following Florida discount stores: All for 99 Cents, Always 99 Cents, Dollar Store, Dollar Dave's, Daniel Club Wholesalers, and Swamis Trading from June 1996 through June 1997 for about $1.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and discard or destroy them, or if possible, return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. However, the firm, Al-Dan Trading Inc., does not have contact information at this time.