(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
|Release # 93-100
Oriental Trading Co. Recalls Five Toys
PRODUCT: Five toys and children's jewelry items
which have been distributed by Oriental Trading Company, Inc. The items include plastic
toy maracas, item #16/008; plastic toy baby bottles, item #16/16; plastic heart-shaped
stetchable bracelets; plastic stretchable charm bracelets; and beaded charm necklaces.
PROBLEM: During CPSC testing, small parts detached from each of these toys and jewelry
items, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged immediately take the recalled products away from young
children and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more
information, consumers may call (402) 331-5511.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Oriental Trading Company, Inc., Omaha, NE is voluntarily recalling the following five
children's items because they all present choking hazards:
- Item #16/8, 7-inch plastic toy maracas, 240,000
were sold between December 1989 and July 1992. The maracas were sold two to a package in a
clear, plastic bag with a cardboard header labeled, in part "Rock 'N Roll CHA
- Item #16/16, plastic toy baby bottles, 216,000 were
sold between June 1985 and July 1992. The bottles were sold three to a package. Each
package was labeled in part "*** Bottles with Real Rubber Nipples - Made in Hong
- Item #24/329, 4-inch heart-shaped stretchable toy
bracelets, 42,000 were sold between September 1989 and July 1992. Each bracelet consists
of 12 various colored hearts strung together on a elastic cord. The bracelets were sold 12
to a package and were sold in a clear, plastic bag with an affixed adhesive label reading,
in part "***Made in China***."
- Item #24/394, 15-inch plastic beaded charm
necklaces, 39,600 were sold between May 1991 and July 1992. Each necklace consists of a
beaded strand with 10 various colored shaped hearts, stars, and other similar items
attached. The necklaces were sold 12 to a package and were sold in a clear, plastic bag
with an affixed adhesive label reading, in part "***Made in China***."
- Item #24/395, 6-inch stretchable charm toy
bracelets, 42,000 were sold between June 1991 and July 1992. Each bracelet consists of a
beaded strand with various shaped objects, such as hearts, attached. The charm bracelets
were sold 12 to a package and were sold in a clear, plastic bag with an affixed adhesive
label reading in part "***Made in China***."
Neither CPSC nor Oriental Trading Company, Inc. is
aware of any injuries involving these products; this recall is being conducted to prevent
the possibility of injury.
During CPSC testing, small parts detached from each of these toys presenting a potential
choking hazard to young children. These toys were found during an inspection of the firm
by CPSC. The recalled toys were sold in toy stores, discount stores, and various other
retail stores nationwide and ranged in price from 20 to 80 cents each.
Consumers are urged to take the recalled items 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 call Oriental Trading Company, Inc. at: (402) 331-5511 or write
to the company at: 4206 South 108th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137-1215.
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 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 email@example.com.