|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|February 11, 1991
|Release # 91-038
Musical Rocking Horse
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), LTD Commodities, Inc., Bannockburn, IL has
initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 4,000 "Musical Rocking Horse"
toys, items "RHM-BLU" and "RHM-PNK", because of small parts that could
pose a fatal choking hazard to young children. The eyes detached when the CPSC tested the
rocking horses in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.
The potentially hazardous toys were identifed at the Port of Chicago during a joint
CPSC/U.S. Customs Service surveillance program.
The "Musical Rocking Horse" is a stuffed toy that stands 7-1/2 inches tall and
is eight inches long. The body of the rocking horse is either blue or pink cloth with
white polka dots; it has two black beads for eyes and the cloth mane, tail and bridle are
either blue or pink designed to contrast with the body of the rocking horse. The pink or
blue plaid cloth saddle and rockers are also designed to contrast with the body of the
Inside of the rocking horse is a music box which plays "Its A Small World" upon
activation of the wind-up key located below the saddle. The label located underneath the
rockers reads in part: "All New Materials, Filled with Polyester Fiber, Made in
China." The plastic bag in which the toy is packaged is labeled with the item
designation, "RHM-BLU" or "RHM-PNK."
The toys, imported by LTD Commodities, Inc., were shipped nationwide from September 2,
1990 to September 27, 1990 for $6.95 each through mail order by LTD Commodities, Inc.
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 the toy away from young children immediately and return it to
LTD Commodities, Inc., 2800 Lakeside Drive, Bannockburn, IL 60015 for a refund of the
purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact LTD Commodities,
Inc. at (708) 295-6058 or write the firm at 2800 Lakeside Drive, Bannockburn, IL 60015.
The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death
associated with consumer products.
The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000
different consumer products fall within the Commission's jurisdicition and each year these
products are involved in an estimated 30 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.
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