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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
September 24, 1992
Release # 92-141

Toys R Us Recalls "Magic Feeding Bottles

PRODUCT: Toys R Us "Magic Feeding Bottles," model number 330221. The toy bottles come in a set of two, with one containing "milk" and the other containing "orange juice." When the bottle is held upside down, simulating feeding, the contents disappear.

PROBLEM: The toy bottles may break during use, producing small parts that could be an aspiration hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the "Magic Feeding Bottles" away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. For more information, call Toys R Us at 1- 800-548-0364.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toys R Us of Paramus, NJ is voluntarily recalling approximately 120,000 sets of the toy "Magic Feeding Bottles," model number 330221. The toy bottles may break during use producing small parts that could be an aspiration hazard to young children.

The Magic Feeding Bottles come in a set of two, with one bottle containing "milk" and the other bottle containing "orange juice." When the bottles are held upside down, simulating feeding, the contents disappear.

The bottles were sold nationwide from January 1991 to December 1991, for approximately $1.99 per set.

The package reads in part: "Magic Feeding Bottles with Safe Disappearing Fluid, Not to be Consumed, 5436B/2, SKN 330221, Made in Hong Kong."

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 identified during routine retail surveillance conducted by CPSC.

Consumers are urged to take the Magic Feeding Bottles away from young children immediately and return them to Toys R Us for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Toys R Us toll-free at 1-800-548-0364.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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