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|Release # 92-064
Blue Boys Toys Recalls Activity Water
PRODUCT: The "Activity Water Ball"
(#33012) by Blue Box Toys. It is a bright yellow plastic ball about 6 1/2" in
diameter with a large tube down the middle. The tube has a magnifying glass and handle on
one end and a flip-up screen on the other. Four brightly colored activities are built into
the sides of the ball.
PROBLEM: The ball may break during use producing small parts that could be a fatal choking
hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should take the Activity Water Balls away from young children
immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase
price. If you have questions call Blue Box Toys, Inc. at 1-800-255-8388.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Blue Box Toys Inc. of New York, NY is voluntarily recalling approximately 15,000
"Activity Water Ball" toys (#33012). The product may break during use producing
small parts that could be a fatal choking hazard to young children.
The bright yellow plastic water ball is about 6-1/2 inches in diameter and has a large
tube down the middle with a magnifying glass and handle on one end and a flip-up screen on
the other end. Embossed on the screen are the words, "Blue-Box Toys, Made in
Singapore." Four activities are built into the sides of the ball. One is a red paddle
wheel with a decal showing two dolphins. The second is a pink circle with a blue button in
the middle that can shoot water when pressed. The third is a pink retractable fish on an
eleven-inch string. The last activity looks like an acquarium with five little fish and a
pin wheel that can be activated by an air pressure button.
The package reads in part, "Blue-Box Toys, Ages 1 Month to 24 Months, Activity Water
The water balls were sold nationwide from February 1991 to December 1991. Each ball sold
for approximately $10.00.
Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The potentially hazardous toys were discovered by CPSC staff during routine surveillance.
Consumers are urged to take the Activity Water Balls 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 contact Blue Box Toys at (212) 255-8388.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.