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

Units: 126,000

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

Media Contact: Sue Tice at (973) 316-2500 ext. 232 or

Picture of Recalled Toy Vehicles