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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
May 6, 1994
Release # 94-065

Etna Products Co. Inc. Recalls Toy Wagon Due to Choking and Lead Hazard

PRODUCT: Approximately 1,000 "Animal Shape Wagons" imported by Etna Products Company, Inc. The wagons were sold through the Fall 1993 Hanover House mail order catalog between October 10, 1993 and November 18, 1993. They were sold nationwide in retail toy stores from June 1993 through December 1993. The wagon is 10-1/2 inches long and 5 inches high and has animal shaped cut-outs on the top and sides. Included with the wagon are 10 colored animal figures that fit through the cut-outs. Two red cylindrical headlights and a pull cord are on the front of the wagon. The four wooden red wheels are connected to the wagon by tacks and wooden axles.

PROBLEM: The headlights, tacks, and axles may separate from the wagon presenting a potential choking hazard and the animal shapes painted yellow and green contain excess lead.

WHAT TO DO: Return the wagons to Hanover House or to the place of purchase for a full refund and the costs of shipping and handling. Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Etna at (800) 841-1007.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Etna Products Company, Inc., New York, NY is voluntarily recalling 1,000 "Animal Shape Wagons," model number 9638. During routine CPSC testing, headlights, tacks, and axles separated from the wagon presenting potential choking hazards to young children and animal shapes painted yellow and green were found to contain excess lead.

The Animal Shape Wagon is a 10-1/2 inch long and 5 inch high wooden wagon that has animal shaped cut-outs on the top and sides. Included with the wagon are 10 colored animal figures that fit through the cut-outs. Two red cylindrical headlights and a pull cord are on the front of the wagon. The four wooden red wheels are connected to the wagon by tacks and wooden axles. The label on the box reads in part: "Animal Shape Wagon, ITEM NO. 9638 . . . MADE IN CHINA."

The wagons were sold through the Fall 1993 Hanover House mail order catalog between October 10, 1993 and November 18, 1994. They were also sold nationwide in retail toy stores from June 1993 through December 1993. The wagons sold for $7.50 each.

Consumers are urged to take the wagons away from young children immediately and return them to Hanover House or the place where purchased for a refund and the cost of shipping and handling. Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Etna toll-free at: (800) 841-1007.

Neither CPSC nor Etna is aware of any injuries involving the wagons. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. Hanover House reported the potentially hazardous wagons to CPSC.

CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within 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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