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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
May 17, 1994
Release # 94-075

"Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toys Recalled Due to Potential Choking Hazard

PRODUCT: Approximately 5,000 "Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toys," model 3848 by Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc. The toy is a 17-1/4 inch round bucket with handle and nine different shaped sorting pieces. Four of the nine sorting pieces (square, hexagon, triangle, and circle) have a small animal figure attached to each top. The sorting pieces fit through corresponding cut-out shapes in the bucket's yellow lid. The label on the box in part reads: "MADISON LTD., HACKENSACK, NJ, ....MADE IN CHINA." The toy was sold nationwide at discount and toy stores from March 1993 through February 1994.

PROBLEM: The small animal figures attached to the top of the square, hexagon, triangle, and circle sorting pieces can come off and choke a young child.

WHAT TO DO: Immediately take the toys away from young children and return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc. at (201) 845-8600.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc., Hackensack, New Jersey, (AKA Madison Ltd) in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling 5,000 "Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toys," model number 3848. During routine CPSC testing, small animal figures attached to the top of the square, hexagon, triangle, and circle sorting pieces came off and could choke a young child.

The Baby's Bucket-Sorting Toy is a 17-1/4 inch round bucket with handle and nine different shaped sorting pieces. Four of the nine sorting pieces (square, hexagon, triangle, and circle) have small animal figures attached to the tops. The sorting pieces fit through cut-out shapes in the bucket's yellow lid. The label on the box in part reads: "MADISON LTD., HACKENSACK, NJ, . . . MADE IN CHINA."

The toys were sold nationwide at discount and toy stores from March 1993 through February 1994. The toy ranged in price from $2.00 to $3.00 each.

Consumers are urged to immediately take the toys away from young children and return them to the stores where purchased for a refund. Consumers who have questions may contact Davis Brothers Wholesalers, Inc. at (201) 845-8600.

There have been no reports of injuries involving the toy. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous toy was referred to CPSC by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

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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