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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
October 29, 1991
Release # 92-014

Wal-Mart Recalls Plastic Halloween Toy Trumpets

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 young children.

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 Favors."

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 Halloween season.

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 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 info@cpsc.gov.

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