October 9, 2003

Alert #04-503


The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Sonato Wooden Toy Car

Units: 600

Manufacturer: Magic Cabin Inc., of Dayton, Ohio

Hazard: The wheels on the toy car can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been no incidents or injuries reported.

Description: The Sonato Smiling Mini-Car Toy is wood with four solid- colored wheels painted orange, blue, yellow and green. A smiling face is painted on the front. On the top of the toy is a red button that squeaks when pushed. The toy car was sold individually and as a part of the "Wooden Baby Toys Set of 5." The toy car sold separately is item # 828143 and with the set # 828144.

Sold At: Magic Cabin catalogs and Web site from December 2002 through August 2003 for about $10.

Manufactured In: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should take the toy away from small children immediately and return the toy to Magic Cabin - Attention: Returns 3700 Wyse Road, Dayton, OH 45414-2541 for a full refund, including postage.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Magic Cabin toll-free at (888) 623-3655 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

Media Contact: Linda DeRose-Droubay at (540) 948-7353.

picture of recalled toy