|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|August 12, 1991
|Release # 91-112
600,000 Toy Nursing
Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Esco Imports of Texas, Inc., San Antonio, TX
78210 is voluntarily recalling approximately 600,000 toy nursing bottles, model number
3/211. The product was collected by U.S. Customs Service in San Antonio, TX and tested by
CPSC. When CPSC tested the toy nursing bottles in accordance with regulations under the
Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the nipples separated and are small parts that pose a
potential choking hazard for young children.
The nursing bottles are labeled "Polythene Nursing Bottle ...Esco...3/211...Made in
China." Some of the bottles are marked "Bottle Baby." The bottles are three
inches in length with rubber nipples. The caps are either blue or pink.
Each package contains two toy nursing bottles and retailed from 29 cents to 59 cents. The
nursing bottles were sold in variety, toy, grocery and discount stores from May 1982 to
January 1991. The stores were located in the following states: Indiana, Ohio, New York,
Texas, Utah, Michigan, Kentucky, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa and
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these toy bottles.
Consumers are urged to take the toy bottles away from young children immediately and
return them to the store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. For more
information about this recall, consumers may call the firm at 1-800-445-3836.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.