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|Release # 92-036
Tara Toy Corp. Recalls Sesame Street
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
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.
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