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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 1994

Release # 95-016
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

CPSC, DS-MAX USA Recall Toy Truck

Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DS-MAX U.S.A. Inc. (formerly Wholesale Warehousing Industries) of Irvine, Calif.,is voluntarily recalling about 82,000 "My Alphabetic Truck" toys, style SHYE-AT-002. During CPSC "use and abuse" testing, small parts were generated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

Neither CPSC nor DS-MAX U.S.A. Inc. is aware of any injuries with the toy trucks.

The My Alphabetic Trucks, which cost about $5, were sold door-to-door, nationwide between August 1993 and June 1994.

The 12-inch truck is lacquered wood with red wheels and one or two non-removablewooden peg men in the front cab. Thirty wooden blocks with a picture on one side and a corresponding letter on the other are mounted to the truck's bed. A "MADE IN CHINA"sticker is located on the underside of the truck.

Consumers should take the truck away from children and call DS-MAX U.S.A. Inc. for a self-addressed, postage paid envelope in which to return the truck for a $5.00 refund. For more information about this recall and to obtain a self-addressed postage-paid envelope to return the truck, call DS-MAX U.S.A. Inc. at (800) 775-1975.

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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