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|Release # 92-018
Ranger International Recalls Wooden
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ranger International Corp. of Norcross, GA is
voluntarily recalling approximately 1,400 Wooden Pre-school Puzzles, #401 and Mini Wooden
Puzzles, #404. The Mini Wooden Puzzle comes in four different pictorial scenes while there
are six for the Pre-school Puzzle. The puzzle pegs and the clock hands of these toys can
detach during use and pose a fatal choking hazard to young children.
These puzzles sold for approximately $4.00 each nationwide from January 1990 to June 1991.
The labeling on the packaging for these puzzles reads in part: "SUMMCO, Wooden Puzzle
with Easy-Lift Knobs for Little Fingers, Ranger***".
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these products. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
These potentially hazardous puzzles were identified during a joint surveillance program
conducted between the CPSC and the U.S. Customs Service at the Port of Atlanta, GA.
Consumers are urged to take these puzzles away from young children immediately and return
them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with
questions about this recall may contact Ranger International Corp. toll- free at
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 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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