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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
February 24, 1993
Release # 93-045

Wang's International Inc. Recalls Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks Due to Choking Hazard

PRODUCT: Approximately 9,100 "Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks," a set of six trucks (two dump trucks, a roller truck, a crane, a cement mixer, and a truck with a ladder). The trucks, model X4848, have a natural wood finish. Each truck has a non-removable peg driver with a painted-on face.

PROBLEM: When CPSC tested the trucks, the drivers and other truck parts separated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the trucks away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers may contact Charlotte Allison at 1-800-829-2647, ext. 3100.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wang's International, Inc., of Memphis, TN, is voluntarily recalling approximately 9,100 "Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks," model number X4848. When CPSC tested the trucks, the drivers and other truck parts separated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

The Wooden Christmas Toy Trucks were sold as a set of six trucks (two dump trucks, a roller truck, a crane, a cement mixer, and a truck with a ladder). Each truck measures 5-1/2 inches long, two inches wide, 2-3/4 inches high, and has a natural wood finish with no paint. Each truck has a non-removable peg driver with a painted-on face. The label underneath each truck reads in part: "WANG'S INTERNATIONAL INC * * * MADE IN CHINA."

The trucks, imported by Wang's International, Inc., were sold at retail stores nationwide from January 1992 through mid- December 1992 for a retail price of $3.99 per set.

Consumers are urged to take the trucks away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Charlotte Allison at 1-800-829-2647, ext. 3100.

Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these trucks. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Port of Oakland, CA, 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 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 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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