|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2003
Release # 03-127
|Company Phone Number: (800) 445-8347|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Toy Vehicles
Manufacturer: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.
Hazard: Small parts on the vehicles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: International Playthings has received one report of small parts detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Viking Mini Chubbies are toy wagons, tractors, helicopters, cars, airplanes, and jeeps. The toys measure about 3-inches long and were sold in red, blue and yellow. Model numbers are printed on the bottom of the toy. Models included in the recall are AW01119, AW41111, AW61005 and AW81119.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide sold these toys from April 2002 through March 2003 for about $1.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should contact the company for information on receiving a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: International Playthings toll-free at (800) 445-8347 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.intplay.com/recall.htm
Media Contact: Sue Tice at (973) 316-2500 ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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