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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
December 26, 1991
Release # 92-036

Tara Toy Corp. Recalls Sesame Street Nursery Set

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tara Toy Corporation of Hauppauge, NY is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,000 units of the "Sesame Street Nursery Set," style number 71700. When the CPSC tested the toy in accordance with the small parts requirements under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, it was found that the faucet and handle of the bath tub portion of the nursery set separate during tension testing, thereby creating small parts which may pose a potential choking hazard for young children.

The Sesame Street Nursery Set consists of an Ernie finger puppet with a small orange and yellow rubber duck, an orange and yellow swing set, and a blue bath tub on feet with a white faucet and white handles. There are other nursery sets with style #71700, but this recall is limited to the nursery set containing the bath tub.

These sets were sold nationwide from February 1991 to September 1991. The sets sold for approximately $4.00 each.

The package read in part: "Nursery Set Finger Puppets with Accessories, Made in China, F.W. Woolworth Co., New York, NY."

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. These potentially hazardous nursery sets were identified by the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG).

Consumers are urged to take the nursery sets which contain the bath tub accessory away from 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 Tara Toy Corporation at (516) 273-8810.

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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