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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
December 24, 1991
Release # 92-038

Jak Pak, Inc. Recalls "Rain or Shine Dolls"

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 children.

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 each.

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 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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