October 21, 2004
Release # 05-020
Firm's Hotline: (800) 516-2988


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 Ice Cream Car, Police Car and Washing Machine

Units: About 128,880

Importer: Tai Tung International, Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The multicolored beads inside the toys can become accessible to children, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes an ice cream car, police car and a toy washing machine. The multicolored cars are about 5-inches long and contain various stickers. The pink, white, or red toy washing machines are 4.5-inches high. The toys make animal and music sounds. When the music and animal sounds play, lights flash and the toy's multicolored beads can be seen moving inside. "CE" and "MADE IN CHINA" are written on the battery cover.

Sold at: Toy and discount stores nationwide from June 2000 through September 2004 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Tai Tung at (800) 516-2988 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT or e-mail the company at

Picture of Recalled Children's Toys