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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
July 13, 1992
Release # 92-109

Everything's A Dollar Recalls Toy Wooden Block Truck

PRODUCT: Toy Wooden Block Trucks, item GW-25 sold by Everything's A Dollar, Inc.

PROBLEM: The wooden head of the driver and a white 5/8-inch diameter cylinder block are a potential choking hazard for young children.

WHAT TO DO: Return the toy truck to any Everything's A Dollar store for a full refund.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Everything's A Dollar, Inc., of Milwaukee, WI is voluntarily recalling 10,944 Toy Wooden Block Trucks, item GW-25. When CPSC tested the Toy Wooden Block Trucks in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, it was determined that the wooden head of the driver and a white 5/8-inch diameter cylinder block posed a potential choking hazard for young children.

The Toy Wooden Block Truck is a simple, undetailed wooden truck measuring 4-3/4 inches long, 2-3/4 inches wide, and 2-1/2 inches high. The truck consists of a peg figure glued into the driver's seat and an open-lift bed with three colored removable building blocks. The clear cellophane wrapping in which the toy was sold had a label on it that read, "MADE IN CHINA."

The Toy Wooden Block Truck was sold on the East Coast and in the Midwest exclusively at 49 Everything's A Dollar retail stores from September 1991 to January 1992. The trucks sold for a retail price of $1.00 each.

Consumers are urged to take the trucks away from young children immediately and return them to any Everything's A Dollar store for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Everything's A Dollar, Inc. at 1-414-274-2938.

Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The potentially hazardous toys were identified during CPSC's Central Regional Office's routine examination of Everything's A Dollar retail stores.

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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