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|Release # 93-083
Suarez Toy House of Puerto Rico (AKA G.
Suarez & Son, Inc.) Recalls Toy Helicopter Due to Potential Choking Hazard
PRODUCT: "My First Push Toy-Funny
Copter" toy helicopters, imported by Suarez Toy House of Puerto Rico. The helicopters
are bright yellow, with multi-colored wheels and propellers. Three colored spinning disks
are in front and a multi-colored spinning and rattling drum is in back. Inside the
helicopter's clear, plastic dome are colored beads and colored animal figures that spin
around as the toy is pushed. An 11-inch cord allows the toy to be pulled and a 17-inch rod
is attached to the back for pushing. The firm sold 144 toy helicopters in Puerto Rico from
December 8, 1992 through December 21, 1992.
PROBLEM: Colored beads inside the helicopter's clear, plastic dome and pieces of the
helicopter separated from the toy during routine U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
testing, presenting a potential aspiration and choking hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the toys away from young children immediately and
return the toys to the stores where purchased for a free replacement toy of equal value.
Consumers who have purchased these toys in Puerto Rico and have since moved elsewhere, and
consumers with questions may contact Lucy Pabon at: (809) 760-7070.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Suarez Toy House of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, is voluntarily recalling 144 "My
First Push Toy-Funny Copter," item number 64120H. During routine CPSC testing,
colored beads inside the helicopter and pieces of the helicopter separated, presenting
potential aspiration and choking hazards to young children.
The "My First Push Toy-Funny Copter" is a multi-functional push helicopter with
a bright yellow body, blue, green or red wheels, and a yellow or red propeller. The toy
helicopter has three colored spinning disks in front and a multi-colored spinning and
rattling drum in the back. The helicopter has a clear plastic dome. Inside the dome are
colored beads and three colored animal figures that spin around as the toy is pushed.
The toy has an 11-inch cord on the front for pulling, however the toy's main functon is
that of a push toy. A 17-inch rigid rod is attached to the back for easy pushing. A
sticker on the right front of the toy reads: "120H." The embossed label
underneath the helicopter reads: "FI, ITEM NO. 64120, 1989 FRED'S IND. CO. LTD., MADE
The "Funny Copters" were sold throughout Puerto Rico at various retail stores
from December 8, 1992 through December 21, 1992. They sold for $5.44 to $8.60 each.
Consumers are urged to take the toys away from young children immediately and return the
toys to the stores where purchased for a free replacement toy of equal value. Consumers
who purchased these toys in Puerto Rico and have since moved elsewhere, and consumers with
questions may contact Lucy Pabon at: (809) 760-7070.
Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving the Funny Copters. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially
hazardous toys were identified at the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico 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 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
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