March 29, 1990
AMC "Music Maker" Elephant Toys Recalled
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Associated
Merchandising Corporation (AMC) is voluntarily recalling 750 "Music Maker"
Elephant toys imported by the company because small parts may detach posing a potential
choking hazard to young children and because of potentially excessive lead levels in the
toy's paint. The toy was distributed nationwide from August to November 1989. The retail
price ranged from $12.00 to $20.00 each. To date, AMC and the CPSC are not aware of any
injuries associated with this toy.
The Music Maker toy is blue plastic in the shape of an elephant, with four musical
features built into and on top of the body; a xylophone, drum, bells and ball popper.
The toy contains a multi-colored, bell-like device which is attached with a smooth rivet
that may detach, resulting in the potential choking hazard. In addition, the yellow paint
used on the toy may contain lead in excess of 0.06 percent, the level set in CPSC
regulations limiting lead content on children's articles.
The toy comes in a blue box with the name "Creative Years" in the top right hand
corner of the front of the box. Printing on the front of the box also states: "Style
29/555" and "For ages 6 months and up." One side of the box is labeled
"1989 AMC. Distributed by AMC, New York, N.Y. 10018. Made in China."
Consumers having this toy should take it away from children immediately and return it to
the store where purchased for a refund. Consumers having questions about the recall should
contact AMC at (212) 536-4000.
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