May 23, 2007
Release #07-192

Firm's Recall Contact: (510) 856-8785
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tri-Star International Recalls Children's Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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: Ball Rattles, Wrist Rattles, Wind-Up Toys

Units: About 2,000

Importer: Tri-Star International Inc., of Newark, Calif.

Hazard: These toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves three different types of toys. The ball rattle is a multi-colored, 3-inch ball with oval openings and a small hexagon opening at each end. The wrist rattle toy is a white plastic wristband toy with six multi-colored balls with small bells inside. The wind-up toy is a 7.5-inch pink giraffe with yellow legs and a green wind-up knob below the tail of the giraffe.

Sold at: Dollar stores in California from January 2005 through May 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

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

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Tri-Star at (510) 856-8785 anytime or CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Children's Toys