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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 info@cpsc.gov.

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