|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 1995
Release # 95-097
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
CPSC, Division Sales Announce Recall of
Funtasy Speed Boat Toy
WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., is
voluntarily recalling about 7,000 toy boats with small people figures. The people
figurines and their hats are small parts and present a serious choking hazard to young
The toy is packaged in clear blister packaging on cardboard with multicolored label which
states in part "Funtasty *** Made in China *** Justen Products Itasca, IL
60143." The toys are packaged in sets of three boats and three people. The
two-inch-long boats are made of solid red, yellow, green, or blue plastic. The people
figures are 1.5 inches tall, with a solid red, yellow, green, or blue plastic
barrel-shaped body, a round white head, and a small plastic hat.
The toys were imported from China and sold nationwide from June 1993 to August 1994 at
small discount stores for $1.95.
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 Division
Sales at (800) 621-8143 or write the company at 1311 Meacham Rd., Itasca, IL 60143.
Neither CPSC nor Division Sales Inc. is aware of any injuries involving this toy. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The toy was identified by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, and
was tested by CPSC.
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.