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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