|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2001
Release # 01-080
|Supreme Toys Recall Hotline: (800) 567-1774
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Supreme Toys Announce Recall of Toy Vehicles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Supreme Toys (H.K) Ltd., of Hong Kong, is recalling about 290,000 toy vehicles. Small parts can break off of the toy vehicles, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Supreme Toys has not received any reports of small parts breaking off the toy vehicles.
The recalled vehicles are airplanes, cars, dump trucks, trains and fire engines sold under the PLAYGO brand name. They are made of multicolored plastic with red, blue, green and yellow parts. Each vehicle has a battery-operated, detachable remote control with a 40-inch cord. Enclosed in the cab of each vehicle are small multicolor balls about 1/4 inch in diameter. A label on the vehicles and the remote reads "PLAYGO." The words, "PLAYGO LTD (HONG KONG) MADE IN CHINA" are imprinted on the bottom of each toy.
Drug, grocery, variety stores, and discount department stores, including Wal-Mart, sold these toys from June 1995 through December 1998 for about $5.
Consumers should take these toy vehicles away from children immediately. Consumers should cut the remote control cord off the toy, discard the vehicle, and mail just the cord to Supreme at 8348 C, Olive Road, St. Louis, MO 63132 for a $5 refund plus the cost of postage. For more information, call Supreme Toys toll free at (800) 567-1774 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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