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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
October 19, 1992
Release # 93-004

Family Dollar & Venture Stores Recall Walk "N" Roll Baby Walker

PRODUCT: Family Dollar Stores sold the Walk 'N' Roll Baby Walker under model #882003-1 and item #28.96.84. Venture Stores sold the same baby walker under model #882003-1 and style #11484. This baby walker has a label sewn in the seat which reads "Baby World Industries, Inc."

PROBLEM: The brackets holding the baby walker in position may break causing the walker to collapse. A child in the walker could sustain an injury.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of this baby walker and return it to the Family Dollar or Venture Store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Family Dollar at (704) 847-6961 or Venture Stores at (314) 281-7033.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Matthews, NC and Venture Stores, O'Fallon, MO are voluntarily recalling approximately 14,000 Walk 'N' Roll baby walkers, model number 882003-1. The baby walkers have labels sewn in the seats that read "Baby World Industries, Inc.," the manufacturer of the product.

The brackets that hold the baby walker in position may break, causing the walker to collapse. CPSC is aware of two incidents where the walker collapsed when the child was inside. No injuries were reported. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

Family Dollar sold approximately 12,000 baby walkers during 1989 in approximately 1,600 Family Dollar retail stores operating at the time in 27 states. The baby walkers retailed for $13.00 each.

Venture Stores sold approximately 2,000 baby walkers during 1988 in its 80 Venture retail stores in Midwestern states. The baby walkers retailed from $10.00 to $20.00 each.

Consumers are urged to return Walk 'N' Roll baby walker to the Family Dollar or Venture Store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Family Dollar Stores at (704) 847-6961 or Venture Stores at (314) 281-7033.

CPSC is announcing this recall as a 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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