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December 1, 1994

Release # 95-040
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

Small World Toys Recalls 2 Toy Necklaces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Small World Toys of Culver City, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 28,000 toy necklaces.

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

The unlabeled toy necklaces were sold individually from cardboard display containers at retail toy stores. The first toy necklace, Item #8008, is a 20-inch plastic beaded necklace with 14 various colored shaped hearts, telephones, airplanes, rabbits, and other similar items attached. The necklaces were sold from a display container labeled, in part, " 3 in 1 Mini Charmy Jewels *** Made in China."

The second toy necklace, Item #48901, is a 18-inch plastic beaded necklace consisting of 14 various colored elongated circular beads each placed between four oval shaped glow-in-the-dark beads. The necklaces were sold from a display container labeled in part, " Glow in the Dark Jewelry ***."

The toy necklaces were imported from China and sold nationwide from November 1993 to November 1994 at Imaginarium stores and approximately 200 other retail stores for 40 cents. Imaginarium stores sold only the glow-in-the-dark necklace, item #48901.

The toy necklaces should be taken away from children under 3 years of age immediately and returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, call Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 or write the company at P.O. Box 3620, Culver City, CA. 90231-3620.

Neither CPSC nor Small World Toys 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