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|Release # 92-014
Wal-Mart Recalls Plastic Halloween Toy
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, AR is
voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 Halloween Trumpet sets, model number 9353-228
because the trumpet's mouth piece can easily detach causing a fatal choking hazard to
These five-inch long black and orange Halloween Trumpets come in sets of 15 in a clear
cellophane bag with a cardboard header that reads in part, "Halloween 15 Party
These trumpets were sold nationwide this Halloween season for approximately $2.00 per set.
To date, 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 during this
These potentially hazardous trumpets were identified during a special Halloween inspection
program conducted by the CPSC.
Consumers are urged not to give these trumpets to young children during this Halloween
season and immediately take them away from young children who already have them. Consumers
should return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price.
Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Wal-Mart at (501) 273-4000.
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 mission is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products under 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
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