May 11, 1990Lionel Leisure, Inc. Recalls Big
Philadelphia, PA (SafetyAlerts) - Lionel Leisure, Inc. is
voluntarily recalling Big Bird Trike manufactured by Illco Toy Company, Inc. This trike
has small screws beneath Big Bird's feet which are small parts and which may separate from
the toy producing a choking or aspiration hazard to young children.
The Big Bird Trike (Model #8820R) is blue with two green wheels on the back and one green
wheel on the front with the words "BIG BIRD" just above the tire. Big Bird is
bright yellow with orange legs that have pink rings from his knees to his ankles. Embossed
on the trike next to the orange wind-up key are the words "Made in Macau". In
the same location on the other side of the trike are the words "Muppets Inc. an Illco
Toy." When wound up Big Bird makes a rattle sound and pedals the trike while moving
his head back and forth and his tail up and down.
Approximately 3,000 toys were sold from June 1989 to January 1990 for approximately $9.00
each in Lionel Kiddie City, Lionel Playworld and Lionel Toy Warehouse Stores. While
neither CPSC nor Lionel Leisure is aware of any injuries associated with these toys, this
corrective action is being taken to prevent the possibility of such injury.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately and return
them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with
additional concerns or questions about this recall may contact Lionel Leisure at (215)
The potentially hazardous toys were identified by CPSC during routine surveillance of the
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