March 26, 1990
International Marketing Source, Inc. Alphabet Blocks Recalled
Franklin Park, IL (SafetyAlerts) - International Marketing
Source, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600 alphabet block sets because the set's frame may
separate and result in small parts that could present a fatal choking hazard to young
The wood toy from China was distributed primarily in the midwestern states during 1989 for
about $5.00 each.
The product consists of 30 blocks in rows of six with painted pictures, letters, and
numbers on each side mounted on a frame with dowels. Plastic ring/washers separate each
block. Red letters on the top of the frame read "Learn The Alphabet".
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children and return them to the
store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about
this recall may contact International Marketing Source, Inc. at (708) 678-8100.
The potentially hazardous toys were identified during a joint surveillance program
conducted between the U.S. Customs Service and CPSC at the Port of Chicago.
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