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|Release # 93-055
Brik Toy Company Recalls "The 3-in-1
Construction Table" Due to Potential Choking Hazard
PRODUCT: Approximately 50,000 "3-in-1
Construction Tables," model 3630, sold without chairs and model 3632, sold with two
matching chairs by Brik Toy Company. The tables under recall were sold between August 1,
1992 and November 2, 1992. No affected models are still being sold.
PROBLEM: The tables under recall have red or black vinyl plastic caps under the table
frame that may separate and present a choking hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Examine the table to determine whether the unit has the red or black vinyl
plastic caps, and if so, remove the vinyl caps at once. For more information about this
recall and to receive a replacement table frame that will permit the legs to be stored
underneath the table, consumers may call BRIK Toy Company at 1-800-438-2745.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
BRIK Toy Company of Houston, TX is voluntarily recalling approximately 50,000 "3-in-1
Construction Tables" model 3630 (3-in-1 Construction Table only) and model 3632
(3-in-1 Construction Table with two chairs). The tables under recall may have red or black
vinyl plastic caps under the table frame to hold the legs in place while being shipped or
stored. During CPSC testing, the caps separated from the tables presenting a potential
choking hazard to young children.
Neither CPSC nor BRIK Toy Company is aware of any injuries resulting from the vinyl caps
being removed from the table frame. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent
the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous tables were reported to CPSC by BRIK
Toy Company following a consumer notifying the company that a problem existed.
The 3-in-1 Construction Table is a yellow plastic child's table with a red insert for the
top. The table is supported by four removable plastic legs. The table measures 17 inches
by 20 inches wide and is 19-1/2 inches tall. The name "BRIK" is embossed on the
table's edge. The label on the box in which the table was sold reads in part: "3-in-1
Construction Table" and "Manufactured by BRIK Toy Company Houston, Texas
The tables under recall were distributed nationwide between August 1, 1992 and November 2,
1992 to retail chains, discount, hardware and toy stores. The models sold for between
$40.00 and $60.00 each.
Consumers are urged to take the tables away from young children immediately and examine
the tables to determine whether their units have the red or black vinyl plastic caps, and
if so, to remove the vinyl caps at once and call BRIK Toy Company at 1-800-438-2745 to
receive a free replacement frame that will permit the legs to be stored underneath the
table. The table may be used by children without the caps. Tables currently in stock at
retail stores and all tables manufactured after November 2, 1992 have been redesigned with
no vinyl plastic caps under the table frame. Consumers who have returned a registration
card from the table they purchased will be contacted by letter from BRIK Toy Company. For
more information about this recall, consumers may call BRIK Toy Company at 1-800-438-2745
or may write to the company at 2630 Fountain View #218, Houston, TX 77057.
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 jurisdicition.
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.