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December 19, 1994

Release # 95-048
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

CPSC, M. Pressner & Co. Recall Toy Necklace

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), M. Pressner & Co. Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 toy necklaces (12 in a bag), model number 8847, with small bead parts.

CPSC testing found that the beads can come off the necklaces, which could result in young children inhaling the beads into their lungs. To date, neither M. Pressner nor CPSC has received reports of accidents or injuries associated with the necklaces.

The 12 necklaces each have one large pink heart, 18 pink, green, orange, and yellow smaller heart shapes that are separated by 19 alternating black beads. The hearts and beads are strung together on a white elastic cord, which makes the necklaces easy to slip on-and-off.

M. Pressner distributed the recalled necklaces from July 1992 through June 1994. The necklaces, which cost under $1, were sold in the eastern part of the United States at Party Warehouse, 99 Cent Stores, and the Center of Town stores.

Consumers should take the necklaces away from young children immediately and return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. Consumers with any questions can call M. Pressner at (800) 451-3592 for more information.

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