|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2001
Release # 01-221
|Toy Recall Hotline: (800) 536-7855
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, STK International Announce Recall of Children's Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), STK International, of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 110,000 children's toys. The toys can break causing small balls to be released, posing a choking hazard to young children.
STK International and CPSC have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The following information will help consumers identify the recalled children's toys:
"2 PC Tambourine Set": Two tambourines consisting of a colorful plastic ring with three balls attached. Inside of the balls are beads that create a rattle sound when shaken. On each side of the tambourine is a sticker with a female cartoon character and the number 985.
"Bathtime Water Wheel": A multi-colored plastic toy with a suction cup base and six small cups attached to a water wheel. "Made in China NO:368" is printed on the back of the water wheel.
"Funny Loco Wind-Up": A multi-colored train with a pig character on a sticker placed on both sides of the toy. "Made in China NO:883" is printed on the back of the train.
"Pull Back Duck in Boat": A plastic blue and white boat with colored stickers on the side, a transparent red windshield, and white duck mounted on top of the boat. The toy also comes with a miniature fishing pole and a plastic lobster. A yellow sticker on boat reads, "My Baby Products" and "PULLBACK DUCKS IN BOAT, MADE IN CHINA."
Dollar stores nationwide sold these toys from September 1999 through May 2001 for about $1.
Consumer should take the toys away from children immediately, and return them to STK International for a full refund. Consumers should call STK International toll-free at (800) 536-7855 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday for information about where to send the toys.
CPSC discovered the violations during an inspection of the company's warehouse.
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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