|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|July 8, 1991
|Release # 91-092
Scenique Toys Announces
Recall Of Teething Wheels
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Scenique Toys, Inc., San Francisco, CA is
voluntarily recalling approximately 1,250 "Teething Wheel" teethers, model
number SIL/893. When CPSC tested the Teething Wheel in accordance with regulations under
the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the dumbbell-shaped pieces positioned inside the
wheel separated in half, creating small parts that pose a potential choking hazard for
The Teething Wheel consists of a white four-inch diameter ring; and four two-inch
dumbbell-shaped pieces colored red, blue, green and yellow that are positioned through a
clear plastic disk in the middle of the white ring. The clear plastic disk is embossed
with the words "MADE IN CHINA." A label on the box reads "Produced By
SCENIQUE TOYS INC., 645 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107, USA, Made in
The Teething Wheel, imported by Scenique Toys, Inc., was sold nationwide from February
1990 to July 1990 through various retail stores for an average retail price of $4.99 each.
The CPSC and the company are aware of one non-injury incident involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of any future injuries.
The potentially hazardous Teething Wheel was identified during a follow-up to a consumer
complaint made to CPSC.
Consumers are urged to take the Teething Wheel away from young children immediately and
return it to the store where purchased for a refund or they may mail the product to
Scenique Toys, Inc., 645 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 for a full refund of the
purchase price and shipping costs. For more information about this recall, consumers may
call the firm at 415-777-1188.
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associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer
product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within the
Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 29
million injuries and 22,000 deaths.
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