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December 1, 1994

Release # 95-030
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

Imaginarium Recalls Toy "Fun Music Center"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Imaginarium of Walnut Creek, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 500 fun music center toys.

The toy was identified during a joint CPSC and U.S. Customs surveillance at the port of Long Beach, Calif. CPSC testing found that the toy contained small parts that present a potential choking hazards to young children.

The multicolored toy is battery operated and consists of a keyboard with eight keys, three drum heads, one cymbal, two bells, and two drumsticks. The toy has a decal labeled "FUN MUSIC CENTER." The toy is 11 inches long, eight inches wide, and eight inches high. The toy is packaged in a cardboard container labeled in part, "FUN MUSIC CENTER...No. 1062...MADE IN CHINA."

The toy was imported from China and sold nationwide from February 1994 to November 1994 at Imaginarium retail stores for $22.95.

The toy should be taken away from young children immediately and returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, call Imaginarium at (800) 765-8697 or write the company at 1600 Riviera Avenue, Suite 280, Walnut Creek, C.A. 94596.

Neither CPSC nor Imaginarium is aware of any injuries involving this toy; 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 obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to