|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 1995
Release # 95-078
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
CPSC & Dan Brechner Announce Recall
of Wooden Dump Trucks and Bracelets
Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dan Brechner & Co. Inc., of Floral Park,
N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 60,000 bracelets, model numbers 351-036 and 351-038,
and 3,000 wooden dump trucks, model number TS 805 because of small parts that can be a
hazard for young children.
CPSC testing found that the beads can come off the bracelets. If ingested by young
children, the beads can be inhaled into the lungs, causing breathing problems, recurring
pneumonia, and even lung collapse that can lead to death. Testing of the wooden dump truck
found that the figure in the driver's seat broke off the toy, which could cause a serious
choking hazard to young children. To date, neither Dan Brechner nor CPSC has received
reports of accidents or injuries associated with the bracelets or wooden dump truck.
The model 351-036 bracelet has 10 pink, yellow, green, and orange round beads that are
separated by black and white disks. The model 351-038 bracelet has eight salmon and white
oblong twisted beads that are separated by eight smaller white beads. The beads are strung
together on a white elastic cord, which makes the bracelets easy to slip on-and-off a
young child's wrist.
The 4 by 2-inch wooden dump truck is a red and natural wood color. It has a blue figure
with a yellow cap in the driver's seat, the dump truck's bed can be lifted and lowered,
and the truck rolls easily when pushed. The trucks are sold in a box labeled in part,
"EDUCATIONAL WOOD WORLD. . . DUMP TRUCK . . . TS 805 . . . MADE IN CHINA." A
sticker underneath the dump truck reads, "MADE IN CHINA."
Dan Brechner distributed the recalled bracelets, which sold for $1.00, from May 1993
through August 1994. The recalled wooden dump trucks sold for $1.50 from May 1993 through
August 1994. The bracelets and dump truck were sold nationwide at Sugar Loaf Mkt. Inc.,
Dream Machine, Amusement Games of Texas, Comeimex, Funspot, Dollar Fantasy, Funarama, Todi
Toys Inc., and M.R. Distributing stores.
Consumers should take the bracelets and dump truck away from young children immediately
and return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. Consumers with any
questions can call Dan Brechner at (516) 437-8400 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.