November 2, 1989
Toys and Rattles Recalled by KayBee Toy & Hobby Stores
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - Several toys and
rattles are being recalled by KayBee Toy & Hobby Stores because of small parts which
may present a choking hazard to young children and infants.
The recalled items sold nationwide include the following:
- WOODEN PUZZLES - These puzzles come in six
different styles and have either item "No. 6792" or item "No. 6793" on
the front and back of the red, white, and blue box. Each of the boxes has "WOODEN
PUZZLES" on the front and on all four sides and displays "A FUN WAY TO
LEARN" on the front. On the back of the box all six styles are pictured along with
the words "Made in Taiwan". These puzzles were manufactured by Lucky Star
Enterprises in Taiwan and were distributed in the United States. From November 1987 to
December 1988, 44,300 No. 6792 were sold and 42,200 No. 6793 were sold. All of the puzzle
pieces have pegs in them which may come off presenting a choking hazard. Approximate
retail price $3.99.
- BABY RATTLE SET - Item #7387 - This rattle set
contains three different baby rattles in the form of a bird, a telephone receiver, and one
is four small balls connected to a red plastic handle. Only the four small balls connected
to a red plastic handle failed CPSC's small parts requirements. CPSC is aware of one
incident where a child gagged on the nose of the bird-shaped rattle. In 1987 25,700 sets
were sold and in 1988 14,300 sets were sold. Approximate retail price $3.99.
- SWIMMING HIPPO - This bathtub toy, Item #11744, is
constructed of blue or red plastic, approximately 5" long with yellow plastic feet
and a yellow duck attached to a pull string in the Hippo's mouth. The Hippo's flippers
attached to the feet come off and present a small parts choking hazard. In 1988 15,300
were sold. Approximate retail price $1.99.
The following items were identified by the U.S. Customs Service as potentially hazardous
toys at the Port of Los Angeles, during the joint surveillance program conducted with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- DUCK CHORUS TOY PIANO - "The Piano With The
Comic Choir" is manufactured by Lucky Lam International in Hong Kong. The item
numbers 6302 or 7595 appear on the box. This toy has multi- colored duck heads whose
mouths open when you press a key. It runs on one "C" battery. The bow ties come
off and are small parts choking hazards. In 1987 11,200 pianos were sold and in 1988
37,600 were sold. Approximate retail price $9.99.
- BABY TWINS - This set, Item No. 3507, comes with
one boy doll and one girl doll, both with vinyl heads and rooted hair. A small hair brush
is included. The dolls measure 4-1/2 to 5 inches tall. The arms and legs come off and are
small parts choking hazards. In 1988 6,854 units were sold. Approximate retail price
While no injuries have been reported to the
company or to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumers who purchased any of
these products should take them away from children and return them to the nearest KayBee
Toy & Hobby Store for a full refund of the purchase price.
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