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June 3, 1990

Artsana of America Inc. Recalls Decoy Duck Pull Toys

New York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Artsana of America Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 54,062 Decoy Duck Pull Toys because of small parts and sharp points that could pose a fatal choking hazard to young children. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

When CPSC tested the ducks in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the screw holding the wing in place separated constituting a small part and a sharp point.

The 10-inch Decoy Duck with pull cord is made of hard plastic, yellow and orange in color. It has four wheels, and movable feet, wings, eyes and beak. When pulled along the toy makes a sound that is similar to a real duck's voice. Just above the duck's right wing is the name CHICCO printed in blue. The box was labeled in part: "No. 63002.0 Decoy Duck Made in ITALY."

The Decoy Ducks were sold nationwide since 1987 for $10.99 each.

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 immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with additional questions about this recall may contact Artsana of America at 1-800-336-8697.

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