|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 1995
Release # 95-169
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, Small World Toys Announce Toy
Bracelet, Vehicle Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Small World Toys of Culver City, Calif., is
voluntarily recalling about 16,000 toy bracelets and 3,500 plastic cars, trucks, and
locomotive engines. These toys contain small parts that present potential choking hazards
to young children.
The unlabeled toy bracelets were sold individually from cardboard display containers
labeled in part, "Mini Charmy Bracelets *** Made in China." Item #4008 is a
6-inch bracelet with colored plastic fish, bears, ducks, and lady bugs and white and
purple beads on an elastic band. Item #BD100 is a 6-inch bracelet with colored plastic sea
shells and beads on a white elastic band.
The nine assorted plastic cars and trucks include a tow truck, police car, ice cream
truck, travel van, power crane truck, fire department car, and two kinds of fire trucks.
They were sold in red, yellow, blue, and white with either blue or red wheels. The toys
measure approximately 4 inches long, 2.75 inches wide, and 3 inches high. "Golden
Bell 9371-79 ***Made in China" is embossed on the bottom of the toys. To activate the
toys' wind-up engines, the toy is pulled backwards and released.
The yellow plastic locomotive has a red stack, purple front, and red wheels with blue
wheel drivers. It has stickers with the word "LOCO" on both sides and back, and
"Made in China" on the bottom. The word "Supertoys" is embossed on the
bottom. The toy can be wound by rotating the locomotive's stack.
The toy bracelets sold nationwide from November 1993 to April 1995 at approximately 200
retail stores for 50 cents each. The vehicles were sold nationwide from May 1993 to April
1995 at toy stores and gift shops for between $3 and $5. The unwrapped toys were sold
individually from bulk retail containers.
Consumers should take these toys 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 Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153, or write to the company at P.O
Box 3620, Culver City, CA 90230-6515.
CPSC and Small World Toys are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. 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 email@example.com.