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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
August 1, 1994
Release # 94-110

Star Sales Co. Recalls "Baby Snack" and "Boat and Trailer" Toy Sets

PRODUCT: About 2,200 "Baby Snack" and about 3,300 "Boat and Trailer" toy sets sold nationwide between January 1993 and June 1994. The Baby Snack set has the following toys: two bottles, a dish, a bottle cleaner, a spoon, and three empty boxes of make-believe baby food. The Boat and Trailer set has the following plastic toys: a car, a trailer, a boat, and two figures (a boy and a girl).

PROBLEM: The sets have small parts that are a choking risk to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information call (800) 347-9494.

Washington, DC - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Star Sales Company Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn. is voluntarily recalling about 2,200 "Baby Snack" and 3,300 "Boat and Trailer" toy sets.

Kentucky's Product Safety Branch reported to CPSC that these toys are choking hazards to children under age three. CPSC testing confirmed that the caps on the baby bottles in the Baby Snack sets and the figures in the Boat and Trailer sets are small enough to choke young children.

The toy sets which were imported from China, and sold nationwide from January 1993 to June 1994 at independent toy and retail stores for $1.99 each.

The Baby Snack set contains the following toys: two baby bottles with twist-off nipples and caps, a pink tri- sectional dish, a bottle cleaner, a spoon, and three empty boxes of make-believe baby food. The Boat and Trailer set contains the following toys (all plastic): a car, a trailer, a boat, and two small figures (one boy and one girl).

Each set comes packaged in clear plastic with a cardboard back. The snack set is labeled, in part, "...Baby Snack Set...made in China...No 1231." The boat and trailer set is labeled, in part, "Boat and Trailer...made in Hong Kong...No 9882."

The toys should be taken away from young children immediately and returned to the stores where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, call Star Sales Company Inc. at (800) 347-9494 or write the company at 1803 North Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37901.

Neither CPSC nor Star Sales Company Inc. is aware of any injuries involving these toys; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

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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