|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2005
|Company Contact: (800) 416-4491
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Light-up Pacifier, New Style Piano, and High Toys Choochoo Toy Train
Importer: California International Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Units: About 5,000
Hazard: The pacifiers and toys can easily break apart, exposing small parts. This poses a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes one type of pacifier (Light-up Pacifiers) and two types of toys (New Style Pianos and High Toys Choochoo Toy Trains). The Light-up Pacifier is a plastic pacifier, which also acts as a whistle. When a button on the pacifier's handle is pushed, the pacifier lights up with flashing LED lights. The New Style Piano is a battery operated musical piano, which measures about 6 inches across and comes in orange and blue colors. The High Toys Choochoo Toy Train is a battery operated train that measures about 8 inches across and 5 inches high. The main body of the train is light blue with red wheels, with tiny foam balls contained inside its pink smokestack.
Sold at: Swap meets and flea markets in the Los Angeles area from July 2004 through February 2005 for between $1 and $2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers and toys away from young children and call California International Trading to find out how to get a refund and postage reimbursement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact California International Trading toll-free at (800) 416-4491 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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