FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2003
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
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 www.magiccabin.com
Media Contact: Linda DeRose-Droubay at (540) 948-7353.
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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