|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2007
Firm's Recall Contact: (510) 856-8785
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.
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