|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 231-3470
JA-RU Recalls Toy Trains 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: My Little Train Classics Toy Trains
Units: About 18,000
Importer: JA-RU Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla.
Hazard: The recalled toy contain small parts which can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: My Little Train Classics wooden toy trains are available in two styles. One, with a yellow cab, blue body and six red wheels and the other with a blue cab, red boiler, wooden base and four black wheels. The item #5293 is the same for both styles and is located in the lower left hand corner on the front of the package.
Sold at: Various wholesalers and retailers nationwide from March 2007 through October 2008 for about $2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the toy train away from children immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JA-RU at (800) 231-3470 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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