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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
February 11, 1991 (301) 504-0580
Release # 91-038

Musical Rocking Horse Recalled

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 rocking horse.

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.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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