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|Release # 92-038
Jak Pak, Inc. Recalls "Rain or Shine
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jak Pak, Inc., of Milwaukee, WI is voluntarily
recalling 6,939 Rain or Shine Dolls, model JP #0137. When CPSC tested the dolls in
accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the doll's movable
arms separated. The arms are small parts that pose a potential choking hazard for young
The doll is plastic with brown rooted hair, painted facial features and stands 6-1/4
inches tall. It wears a removable plastic raincoat that fastens with velcro, removable
shoes and socks, and underwear that is not removable. The doll's head, arms and legs move
at the main body joints. The label on the cardboard header reads in part: "Rain or
Shine Doll . . . 1988 JAK PAK, INC. Milwaukee, WI 53201, Made in China . . ." The
Rain or Shine Doll imported by Jak Pak, Inc. was sold nationwide at all types of retail
outlets from January 1990 through December 1991 for an estimated price of $2.00 to $3.00
Consumers are urged to take the doll away from young children immediately and return it to
the store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. For more information
about this recall, consumers may contact Jak Pak, Inc. at 1-800-526-0113.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving the dolls. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially
hazardous dolls were identified at the Port of Milwaukee, WI, during a joint CPSC/U.S.
Customs surveillance program.
The CPSC 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
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