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|Release # 92-126
Toys "R" Us Recalls
"Musical Toothbrush Trainer"
PRODUCT: F.J. Strauss "Musical Toothbrush
Trainer" sold by Toys "R" Us nationwide from February 1, 1991 to January
31, 1992. The set contains a baby's toothbrush and gum massager, and a musical handle for
the toothbrush and the massager.
PROBLEM: The gum massager attached to the toothbrush may come off, posing a choking
WHAT TO DO: Immediately discontinue using and discard the gum massager. Return the
"Musical Toothbrush Trainer" to Toys "R" Us with proof of purchase for
a full refund. For more information, consumers may call 1-800-548-0364.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Toys "R" Us of Paramus, NJ announces the voluntary recall of the F.J. Strauss
"Musical Toothbrush Trainer Set." The set contains a baby's toothbrush and gum
massager, and a musical handle for the toothbrush and the massager.
F.J. Strauss, manufacturer of the product, is no longer in business. Toys "R"
Us, Inc. has agreed to participate in this recall and inform customers of the potential
The tip of the gum massager may come off. Because the toothbrush set is recommended for
children six months and up, the massager, if detached, presents a choking hazard.
Consumers who own an F.J. Strauss Musical Toothbrush Trainer Set should immediately
discontinue use and discard the gum massager. Consumers who purchased the F.J. Strauss
Musical Toothbrush Trainer Sets from Toys "R" Us are asked to return them to the
store with proof of purchase for a full refund. For more information, consumers may call
Approximately 17,000 toothbrush trainers were sold nationwide by Toys "R" Us
from February 1, 1991, to January 31, 1992 for $2.99 each.
Toys "R" Us has removed all units from their shelves as a precaution and has
cooperated with the Commission by providing product samples and information concerning the
CPSC was informed of this potential hazard by Toys "R" Us after the firm
received a complaint from a customer whose child had bitten off the gum massager. The
child was not injured in the incident.
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 mission 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.