|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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