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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
November 18, 1991
Release # 92-022

Mattel Voluntarily Recalls Disney Poppin' Sounds Pull Train

WASHINGTON, DC -- Mattel, Inc., El Segundo, CA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has initiated a voluntary recall of its Disney Poppin' Sounds Pull Train Preschool toy (No. 9820).

This action is being taken in response to consumer calls regarding a possible choking hazard posed by small balls enclosed in a dome on the smokestack of the pull-toy train. The consumers reported that the toy broke, making the small balls accessible to children. No injuries have been reported to the firm. Although Mattel has found no product failures in safety testing conducted on 16,500 units, it is taking this action because of its commitment to safety.

Approximately 400,000 Disney Poppin' Sounds Pull Trains were sold nationwide in 1990 and 1991. All Disney Poppin' Sounds Pull Trains can be returned for a full refund which includes postage and a discount coupon towards the purchase of any Mattel toy. Consumers should return the toys to Nancy Nelson, Mattel Consumer Affairs, 15930 East Valley Boulevard, City of Industry, CA 91744. For further information about this recall, consumers may call Mattel toll free at 1-800-743-3662.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining Mattel in announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public.

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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