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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
November 14, 1991
Release # 92-018

Ranger International Recalls Wooden Puzzles

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 1-800-848-5123.

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 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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