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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
May 17, 1994
Release # 94-074

Toy "Bi-Plane" Recalled Due to Potential Choking Hazard

PRODUCT: Approximately 2,000 "See-Thru Bi-Planes," model C9071 were imported and distributed by Toy Wonders, Inc. The toy bi-plane is 5-1/2 inches long and 3-1/2 inches high. The plane has a clear body with multi-colored gears inside. It also has yellow wings and propeller, and the pilot's head is red. When the plane is pushed, the propeller spins and the gears turn. A decal on the plane's top wing reads: "907 Skeletplane." "MADE IN CHINA . . . U.S.A. 1992, U.K. 1992 MCT" is embossed underneath the lower wing. The toy was sold in the northeast United States from December 1992 through March 1994 by companies such as I.C.M. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jack Pot, New York, New York; and Roses Co.

PROBLEM: The propellers and exhaust pipes may separate, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Take the planes away from young children and return the toys to the stores where purchased for a refund. Consumers who have questions may contact Lu Su at Toy Wonders. The toll-free number is (800) 229-1722.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toy Wonders, Inc., Moonachie, New Jersey, is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,000 "See-Thru Bi-Planes," model C9071. During routine CPSC testing, propellers and exhaust pipes separated, presenting potential choking hazards to young children.

The toy bi-plane is 5-« inches long and 3-« inches high. The plane has a clear body with multi-colored gears inside. It also has yellow wings and propeller, and the pilot's head is red. When the plane is pushed, the propeller spins and the gears turn.

A decal on the plane's top wing reads: "907 Skeletplane." "MADE IN CHINA . . . U.S.A. 1992, U.K. 1992 MCT" is embossed underneath the lower wing.

Two thousand toys were sold in the northeast United States from December 1992 through March 1994 by companies such as I.C.M. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jack Pot, New York, New York, and Roses Co. The retail price was $3.00 each.

Consumers are urged to take the planes away from young children and return the toys to the stores where purchased for a refund. Consumers who have questions may contact Lu Su at Toy Wonders. The toll-free number is (800) 229-1722.

Neither CPSC nor Toy Wonders is aware of any injuries involving the toy. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous toy was identified by CPSC during an inspection of Toy Wonders.

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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