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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 1994

Release # 95-012
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

Stacking Toy Recalled For Choking Hazard Risk

Washington, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Deb's Toys Inc. of Eatontown, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 24,400 "Rattlin Rocking Rings," model number 63259, because they pose a choking risk for young children.

The Rattlin Rocking Rings are plastic stacking toys that have a yellow and blue rocking base with a cone-shaped pole in the center and six graduated doughnut-shaped rings that stack on top of each other. Three of the rings are clear plastic with multi-colored beads inside.

CPSC testing found that the beads can come out and may choke a young child. To date, neither Deb's Toys nor CPSC has received reports of accidents or injuries associated with the Rattlin Rocking Rings.

Deb's Toys distributed the recalled toy, which sold for $6.99 each, from January 1993 through May 1994 at Toys 'R' Us and Small World stores nationwide. Consumers can identify the toy by the word "chicco ," which is painted in blue on two sides of the base, and the words "MADE IN CHINA" embossed underneath the base. The cardboard boxes in which the toys were packaged reads, in part, "chicco 'pronounced Kee-Ko' 8 pcs, 6-36m. . . . MADE IN CHINA FOR ARTSANA S.P.A. COMO-ITALY."

Consumers should take the toy away from young children immediately and return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund. Consumers with any questions may call Deb's Toys Inc. at (800) 993-9906 for more information.

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 obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.


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