|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 843-7422
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: Child Guidance Toy Pliers
Units: About 25,000
Importer/Retailer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: The toy's sliding yellow knob can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: RadioShack has received three reports of the sliding yellow knob on these toys detaching. In two of these reports, children were found to be mouthing these knobs. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the Child Guidance "Busy Baby Activity Tool Pliers," which are about 6-inches long. The plastic toy has an orange handle, a red center knob and a yellow sliding knob on the side. The red center knob has "child GUIDANCE" written on it. The battery-operated toy makes various electronic sounds, plays music and has flashing lights. The pliers also contain multicolored beads. A label on the back reads, "RadioShack."
Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide and the RadioShack Web site from August 2004 through February 2006 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toy pliers away from children and return them to any RadioShack store for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 anytime, or go to the firm's Web site at www.radioshack.com
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