FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2003
PRODUCT: Toy Trumpets - The BRIO Corp., of Germantown, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 4,000 Ambi Bird Trumpet toys. The red and blue trumpets are about 5-inches long with a yellow bird attached to the top. A yellow knob on the side of the trumpet spins the bird. The words "Ambi Toys" are engraved on the side of the trumpet. Back to Basics Toys, a mail order catalog, sold the trumpets nationwide from September 2001 through November 2002 for about $13.
PROBLEM: A small knob on the side of the trumpet can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: BRIO has not received any reports of injuries or incidents involving these toy trumpets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should take these toy trumpets away from young children immediately and return them to BRIO for a replacement toy trumpet or another toy of equal value. For more information, consumers can contact BRIO toll-free at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.briotoy.com.
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