|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 1994
Release # 95-034
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
Big Save International Corp. Recalls Toy
"Play Tool Truck"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Big Save International Corp., of Los Angeles,
Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 toy trucks.
The toy truck 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 plastic truck is approximately 8 inches long with a removable drive and
passenger seat set. The truck is equipped with a plastic hammer, screw driver, and wrench
and plastic screws, bolts, and nails. A decal on each side of the truck reads, "Play
Tool Truck." The underside of the truck is embossed with "No. 3009" and
"Made in China." The truck is packaged in a cardboard container labeled in part,
"... Educational Play Tool Truck... NO. 3009... MADE IN CHINA."
The toy was imported from China and sold in Indiana and Alabama from August 1994 to
November 1994 at independent toy and retail stores for $3.95.
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 Big Save
International Corp. at (800) 347-9494 or write the company at 3575 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los
Angeles, C.A. 90058.
Neither CPSC nor Big Save International Corp. 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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.