|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|July 30, 1991
|Release # 91-101
Lederer Industries Recalls
Wisdom Blocks Train Set
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lederer Industries, New York, NY is voluntarily
recalling approximately 3,400 Wisdom Blocks Train Sets, model number WP262. When CPSC
tested the toy in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act,
the smoke stack, axles and car connecting pins separated from the toy. These are small
parts that pose a potential choking hazard for young children.
The Wisdom Blocks Train Set toy is approximately 15-1/2 inches long, and 3-1/2 inches
tall. The train set consists of one natural wood engine and two natural wood cars. The
engine and cars each have four free-moving wheels. Each car has three blocks that sit on
pegs. Each side of the block has a letter of the alphabet with a picture and name of an
object that begins with that letter. The engine has one smoke stack, one alphabet block,
and a 28-1/2 inch long pull string attached under the front of the engine. The label on
the box reads "Train Set, Put- Together, Wisdom Blocks, Made in China."
The toy was imported by Lederer Industries in November 1988 and distributed to
Consolidated Stores in February 1989. Consolidated Stores sold the toy nationwide in 1989
during the months of March, April and May at retail prices that ranged between $6.99 and
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.
The potentially hazardous toy was identified during a CPSC inspection of Lederer
Consumers are urged to take the toy away from young children immediately and return it to
the store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. For more information
about this recall, consumers may call Lederer Industries at 1-800-966-7437.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that occur each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products within CPSC's jurisdiction.
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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
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