April 19, 1990
Oriental Trading Co. Wooden Toy Trains Recalled
Omaha, NE (SafetyAlerts) - Oriental Trading
Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two models of wooden trains because of small parts
which could detach and become a choking hazard to young children.
When the CPSC tested the wooden trains in accordance with regulations under the Federal
Hazardous Substances Act, wooden pegs, wheel axles, smoke stacks and the alphabet man's
head came off or separated.
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.
The trains were sold by mail order catalog and by retailers from December 1988 to the
present. The trains are described as follows:
TRAIN ALPHABETIC SPELLING (ITEM #WP 257 27/58) consists of an engine with a pull cord and
three cars. Each car has a flat bed with letters of the alphabet painted on rectangular
wooden men and are attached by wooden pegs. Approximately 2,200 units were distributed
nationwide for $3.95 each. GOODS TRAIN (ITEM #27/46) consists of a multi-colored engine
and three multi-colored cars with red wooden wheels. Each car carries various wooden
items, including a hopper car and a tank car. A pull cord is attached with a wooden bead
on the end. Approximately 3,500 units were distributed nationwide for $5.40 each.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately. Consumers
owning either the Goods Train or the Alphabetic Spelling Train should return them to the
place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who purchased either wooden train from
Oriental by direct mail catalog may return them to the company at 4206 South 108th Street,
Omaha, NE 68137 for a refund plus postage. Consumers with questions about this recall may
call the company at 1-800-327-9678.
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