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CPSC, Schylling Associates Announce Recall of Wooden Music Radio Boxes

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Recall Date:
February 26, 2004

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2004
Release #04-088
Schylling's Recall Hotline: (800) 767-8697

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: "Wooden Music Radio" Type

Units: 15,600

Manufacturer: Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass.

Hazard: A wooden turning knob and antenna top can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children and exposing a sharp point.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled "Picture Radio" song boxes have a wind-up knob, picture window, flexible antenna, and wooden carrying handle. The music boxes come in three designs: "The A, B, C Song," "Old MacDonald has a farm," and "Mary had a little lamb." Each plays the respective song when the main dial is turned. The "A,B,C" box has a red front, yellow knobs, and lettering on the front and back; the "Old MacDonald" box has a yellow front, blue knobs, and a farm scene on the front and back; and the "Mary had a little lamb" box has a blue front, yellow knobs, and pastoral scene on the front and back. The bottom of the music boxes reads, "More Fun From Schylling."

Sold at: Specialty stores, gift shops, department stores and book stores nationwide from September 2003 through January 2004 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Parents should take these toys away from children immediately and contact the firm for information on receiving a refund or free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Call Schylling Associates Inc. at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at

www.schylling.com

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