|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 1995
Release # 95-094
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
CPSC, The Bazaar Inc. Announce Recall of
Vinyl Squeeze Toys
Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Bazaar Inc., of River Grove, Ill., is
voluntarily recalling about 57,000 vinyl squeeze toys. The squeak mechanism, a small white
plastic button, can separate from the toy, presenting a serious choking hazard to small
children. CPSC warns that these toys should be taken away from small children immediately.
The squeeze toys come in a variety of shapes, including balls, Santa Claus, a shoe, a
foot, and 15 different animals. Each toy has the words "Malaysia" or "Made
in Malaysia" embossed near the squeaker. The toys are packaged in clear plastic with
a large yellow label with red lettering that reads in part " STA VINYL TOY ***
SQUEEZE TOYS *** MADE IN MALAYSIA" with a girl's face on one side and a crawling baby
on the other side.
The toy was identified during joint CPSC and U.S. Customs surveillance at the port in
Chicago. The toys were imported from Malaysia and sold nationwide from April 1992 to April
1994 at retail stores including Dollar Stores for $1.95.
The squeeze toys can be returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more
information about this recall, call The Bazaar Inc. at (708) 583-1800 or write the company
at 1900 North 5th Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171.
CPSC and Bazaar Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving this toy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.