|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|March 18, 1991
|Release # 91-047
Toy Train Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, DC -- Chadwick-Miller, Inc. of Canton,
MA is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,000 Toy Soldier Train toys #96774 because
various wooden components separate from the toy and are a fatal choking hazard to young
children. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC).
The wooden train toy is a set of 30 two and one-quarter- inch painted soldiers, one
unpainted steam locomotive with four red wheels, a twenty-eight inch blue pull cord, three
unpainted flat bed cars with twelve pegs each for mounting the soldiers, and six blocks
with multiplication signs painted in red.
The set is contained in a brown cardboard box labeled, "Chadwick Set of 30 Wooden Toy
Soldiers with train...Made in China."
The toys were distributed nationwide from 1986 to 1989. The retail price ranged from $9.98
to $12.98 each.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent any possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children and return them to the
store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Catalog sales may be returned to
the mail order company where purchased for a refund of the purchase price plus postage.
Consumers with additional concerns or questions about this recall may contact
Chadwick-Miller, Inc. at (617) 628-8300, extension 235.
The hazardous toys were discovered by a CPSC employee who received gift catalogs in the
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associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer
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million injuries and 22,000 deaths.
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