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|Release # 92-073
Aldi Inc. Recalls "MYKIDS
Bump-and-Go-Wonder Loco" Due to Choking Hazard
PRODUCT: "MYKIDS Bump-and-Go Wonder
Loco" train engines, model 7801 distributed by Aldi grocery stores in Illinois,
Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
PROBLEM: The wheels and axles separated during testing and could pose a choking or
aspiraton hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Return to Aldi grocery store where purchased for a full refund. For more
information about this recall, consumers may call Aldi, Inc. at 1-708-879-2130.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Aldi, Inc., of Batavia, IL is voluntarily recalling 4,000 "MYKIDS Bump-and-Go Wonder
Loco" toy train engines, model 7801. When CPSC tested the toys in accordance with
regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the wheels and axles separated
posing a potential choking or aspiration hazard for young children.
The toy is a battery-operated train engine. It is bright yellow, red, blue and black with
decals that read, "No. 30 WONDER LOCO." The train measures 7 inches long, 7-1/8
inches high, and 5-1/4 inches wide. The train has a "bump-and-go" action that is
activated by two push buttons on the top of the train. The sound of a real locomotive
steam whistle and blinking lights are activated when the train is turned on. A large 3-1/2
inch long wind-up key is located on the top of the train and a clicking noise is made when
the key is turned. The label on the cardboard container reads in part: "MYKIDS
BUMP-AND-GO Wonder Loco . . . MYKIDS TOY MANUFACTURING CO., LTD, 1986, MADE IN
CHINA." The Bump-and-Go Wonder Loco, imported by Aldi, Inc., was sold at 200 Aldi
grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin from October 20, 1991
through November 2, 1991 for a retail price of $4.99 each.
Consumers are urged to take the trains away from young children immediately and return
them to the Aldi grocery store where purchased for a full refund. For more information
about this recall, consumers may contact Aldi, Inc. at 1-708-879-2130.
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 trains were identified at the Port of Chicago, IL, during a
joint CPSC/U.S. Customs surveillance program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.