|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 1995
Release # 95-119
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
CPSC, Consolidated Stores Corp. Announce
Mini Puzzle Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Consolidated Stores Corporation of Columbus,
Ohio., is voluntarily recalling 38,000 wooden puzzles. Some of the puzzle pieces present a
serious choking hazard to young children.
The puzzles, which measure approximately 4 inches by 8 inches, consist of a clear plastic
puzzle board, six brightly colored pieces with yellow plastic pegs attached, and three
wooden background pieces. The puzzle was sold in three versions: fruit, birds, and
vehicles. The fruit puzzle includes an apple, a banana, cherries, grapes, an orange, and a
pear. The bird puzzle pieces look like an owl, a chicken, a pelican, a sea gull, a parrot,
and a duck. The vehicle puzzle has pieces resembling a car, a bus, a train, a pickup
truck, an ambulance, and a tank. The toy is packaged in clear blister packaging with a
stick-on label that reads, "*** Made in China ***."
The toys were imported from China and sold in the Midwest and the South from November 1994
to March 1995 at Odd Lots/Big Lots and All For One stores for about $1.00 each.
Consumers should take these recalled puzzles away from young children immediately and
return the toy to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about
this recall, consumers should call Consolidated Stores Corporation at (800) 877-1253, ext.
6807 or write to the company at 300 Phillipi Rd., Columbus, OH 43228.
CPSC and Consolidated Stores Corp. 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.