|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 1994
Release # 95-017
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
Four Seasons General Merchandise Recalls
Educational Pull Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Four Seasons General Merchandise of Vernon,
Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 "Funny Train" and
"Elephant" educational pull toys. CPSC testing found that the toys had small
parts that broke off, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.
The toys, which cost about $2.00, were sold in food stores, discount stores, and retail
stores in Southern California between March and June 1994. The elephant toy is pink
plastic and the train is blue plastic. The toys are 8 to 9 inches long and 7 inches high,
with four red plastic wheels, a clock with arms that can be moved to different positions,
two sets of abacus beads, and a 5-inch long white pull cord in front. They were packaged
in plastic bags with cardboard headers that read "Diplomat Play & Learn Education
Toy No.3062/16151H, Made in China."
Consumers should take the toys away from children immediately and return them to the
stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall can
call Four Seasons at (213) 582-4444.
To date, CPSC and Four Seasons have not received any reports of injuries involving these
toys. This voluntary 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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.