|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 1994
Release # 95-035
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
The Berton Co. Recalls Infant "Roll-
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Berton Company of Commerce, Calif., is
voluntarily recalling about 14,000 roll-back 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 roll-back toy is a multi-colored plastic wheel with a weighted plastic bear suspended
on a rubber band axle within. The bear pivots and swings as the ball is rolled forward,
causing the rubber band axle to twist and force the ball to roll back once forward motion
stops. The toy is packaged in clear plastic with a cardboard header labeled in part,
"Kidentails Roll-back Toy...Item No. K2539...MADE IN CHINA."
The toy was imported from China and sold nationwide from December 1992 to November 1994 at
Walgreen, Ralphs, Longs, Luckys, Food 4 Less, and other independent toy retail stores for
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 The Berton
Company toll-free from Arizona, Colorado, California, and Nevada at (800) 227-0522 or
write the company at 7101 East Slauson Avenue, Commerce, CA. 90040-9971.
Neither CPSC nor The Berton Company 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 email@example.com.