March 29, 1990
Toys "R" Us Press 'N Roll Boats Recalled
Paramus, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Toys "R" Us
is recalling approximately 38,000 Press'N Roll Boats because of small parts which may pose
a fatal choking hazard to young children.
The Press'N Roll Boat is a molded plastic multi-colored bathtub boat with moveable wheels.
It is packaged in a multi- colored carton and is identified as Unimax No. 2311 and labeled
in part, "Pre-School, Bath Toy, Press'N Roll Boat, Runs on Land and Water, Ages 3 and
Over, Distr. by Lionel Leisure, Inc., Phila., Pa 19114, Made in China."
When the CPSC tested the boats in accordance with the regulations under the Federal
Hazardous Substances Act, they broke apart causing small parts to separate from the boats
which could be ingested by a child.
The Press'N Roll Boats were sold nationwide from 1987 through 1988 at Toys "R"
Us, Inc. stores for approximately $5.99 each.
Neither the CPSC nor Toys "R" Us, Inc. is aware of any injuries involving this
product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers having these bathtub boats should take them away from their children immediately
and return them to the nearest Toys "R" Us, Inc. store for a refund. Consumers
who have questions about this recall may contact Toys "R" Us, Inc. at
These potentially hazardous toys were identified during a joint surveillance program
conducted between the CPSC and the U.S. Customs Service at the Port of Philadelphia.
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