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|Release # 92-039
Value Merchants Inc. Recalls
"Symphony Loco" Train
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Value Merchants, Inc. of Milwaukee, WI, is
voluntarily recalling approximately 3,850 battery operated "Symphony Loco" toy
trains, style number 3037, because the product may break during use and produce small
parts that could be a fatal choking hazard to young children.
These toys consist of a single locomotive made of see- through red plastic and require the
use of two "C" batteries which are not included. Each locomotive comes with
built-in castanets, cymbals, a xylophone and a drum. A sticker appears on both sides of
the locomotive depicting a young boy conducting an orchestra.
The locomotives were sold nationwide through Toy Liquidator Stores from January 1989 to
December 1991, for $7.99 each.
The package reads in part: "Battery Operated Symphony Loco Mysterious Action, Made in
Hong Kong, Distributed by Blue Box, New York, N.Y."
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 toys were identified by the U.S. Public Interest Research
Consumers are urged to take the locomotives away from young children immediately and
return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers
with questions about this recall may call Value Merchants toll-free at 1-800-677-7780.
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
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