|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2001
Release # 01-194
|Imperial Toy Recall Hotline: (800) 543-6551
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC, Imperial Toy Corp. Announce Recall of Toy Feeding Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Imperial Toy Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 toy feeding sets. The nipple on the toy baby bottle included in these sets could come off, posing a serious choking hazard to small children.
CPSC and Imperial Toy Corp. are not aware of any incidents or injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury or death.
The plastic toy feeding set includes a baby bottle, plastic dish, strainer, spoon, juicer, and, in some sets, a funnel. The plastic sets were sold in various colors including blue, yellow, pink and purple. The packaging reads, "CUDDLES FEEDING SET" or "CUDDLES MEAL TIME." The packaging also reads, Imperial," and "NO. 8327."
Ben Franklin, Revco and other discount stores nationwide sold the toys from October 1995 through May 2001 for about $2.
Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately, and return the toy set to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Imperial Toy Corp, at (800) 543-6551 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or write to the company at 2060 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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