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March 18, 1991 (301) 504-0580
Release # 91-047

Chadwick-Miller Recalls 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 mail.

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 kinds of consumer products fall within the Commission's jurisdiction 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