|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued August 5, 1999, Revised October 24, 2002
Release # 99-153
Company Phone Number: (800) 844-3733
Note: phone number change
CPSC, Tiger Electronics, Ltd. Announce Recall to Replace "Pooh Poppin' Piano" Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tiger Electronics, Ltd., of Vernon Hills, Ill., is voluntarily recalling to replace approximately 202,000 Pooh Poppin' Piano toys. The green "leafy" top section of the carrot-shaped microphone attached to the piano toy can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Tiger has received three reports of the leafy top of the microphone breaking off. There are no reports of injuries.
Only pianos with serial numbers starting with "WT" or "CO15D" are part of this program. The serial number is printed in two places: on a small label located inside the battery compartment, and on the bottom of the retail package. The piano toy is mostly lime green with eight characters from the "Winnie the Pooh" series that move up and down in response to pressing down corresponding piano keys. The orange and green microphone attaches to the piano with a short cord that amplifies sound. The toy announces eight color names, and plays piano sounds and eight pre-programmed children's songs.
Toy and discount department sold these toys nationwide from August 1997 through August 1999 for about $20.
Parents and caregivers should take these toys away from children immediately, and contact Tiger for instructions on returning it for a free replacement Pooh Poppin' Piano toy. For more information, call Tiger toll-free at (800) 844-3733 anytime, or go to their web site at www.game.com/tigertoys/recall.htm.
Conumers can also view a video clip about this recall (Transcript). It is about 13 megabytes long and the download time depends upon the speed of your Internet connection.
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