|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
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: "So Hot Way Cool Free Wheel Trucks"
Units: About 17,400
Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: Small parts could break off the truck, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: The recall includes four-piece "So Hot Way Cool Free Wheel" Truck sets. Various trucks sold in the sets include a combination of fire trucks, oil trucks, vegetable trucks, sanitation trucks, tow trucks and box trucks. Writing on the trucks includes, "EMERGENCY" or "CITY SERVICE." The words "So Hot Way Cool Free Wheel Truck" and the item number 204 02 0838 are written on the packaging.
Sold at: Target Stores nationwide from April 2005 through May 2005 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the toy trucks away from children and return them to the nearest Target store for a gift card in the amount of a full refund ($5.00, plus applicable state taxes).
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at www.target.com
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