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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
May 26, 1992
Release # 92-088

M. Ginsburg & Co. Recalls Toy Nursing Bottle Due to Choking Hazard

PRODUCT: 144,000 Toy Nursing Bottles measuring 2-1/4 inches tall, with a twist on and off blue or pink cap and a hole in the nipple of each cap.

PROBLEM: The bottle caps present a possible choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Return to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers may call M. Ginsburg & Co. at 1-312-243-2734.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), M. Ginsburg & Co. of Chicago, IL is voluntarily recalling 144,000 Toy Nursing Bottles, model number 6608. The bottle caps separated from the bottles posing a potential choking hazard for young children when CPSC tested the Toy Nursing Bottle in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

The Toy Nursing Bottle measures 2-1/4 inches tall and comes with twist on and off blue or pink caps and a hole in the nipple of each cap. The bottles were made in Hong Kong.

The Toy Nursing Bottle, imported by M. Ginsburg & Co., was sold nationwide at craft stores from January 1982 through January 1992. The bottles sold for a retail price of $1.00 each.

Consumers are urged to take the bottles away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers may call M. Ginsburg & Co. at 1-312-243-2734.

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 toy was 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 info@cpsc.gov.

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