|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 445-8347
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: Viking Chubbies Toy Cars
Units: About 1,900
Distributor: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.
Hazard: The heads on the figures sold with the cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Viking Chubbies 10-inch toy sedans sold with two figurines. The multi-colored toys are made of plastic. The toy figurines measure about 3-inches tall. "Viking Toys," "Sweden" and "Made in Thailand" are printed on the bottom of the car.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2005 for about $14.
Manufactured In: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should contact International Playthings for information on returning the product for a free replacement item of similar value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.intplay.com
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