December 5, 1995
Release # 96-032
|CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Imperial Toy Corp. Announce Toy Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Imperial Toy Corporation of Los Angeles,
Calif., is voluntarily recalling about100,000 toy vehicles, aquatic animals, bottle
feeding sets, and meal time sets. The toys can break into small pieces, presenting a
choking hazard to small children.
The toy vehicles were sold in six styles: two types of cars, a bulldozer, tow truck, dump
truck, and cement truck. The plastic vehicles, measuring 4 inches long, 2.75 inches wide,
and 3 inches high, have black chassis and brightly colored carriages. The wheels generate
sparks that are visible through the vehicles' windows as the toys roll. The toys were sold
individually for $2 each from bulk containers labeled in part, "Imperial Mighty
Machines Motorized Big Wheel Sparklers***." The toys break into small pieces which
could choke children.
The aquatic animal toys, measuring 3 inches long, were sold in four styles with three of
the styles included in this recall: Tammy the Turtle, Peppy the Penguin, and Sally the
Seal. The brightly colored plastic wind-up toys have moving parts that propel them through
The toys were sold individually for about $4 on blister packed cards labeled in part,
"Aqua Wind Ups *** Imperial *** Swimming Aqua Animals *** No 8180." The animals'
flippers, feet and snouts break off and present a choking hazard to small children. The
Benjie the Beaver aquatic toy is not included in this recall.
The toy bottle feeding set consists of two 3-inch high plastic baby bottles. The orange
bottle has blue trim with a blue cap. The clear bottle trimmed in pink has a pink cap. The
bottles were sold in pairs for $2 and were blister packed on cardboard and labeled in
part, "Imperial Cuddles Bottle Feeding Set *** No 8233." If the bottle's nipple
and funnel break apart and children put the pieces in their mouths, the children could
The plastic toy meal set includes a plastic dish, feeding bottle, two strainers, and a
funnel made of blue, yellow, pink, and purple plastic. The toys sold for about $2 and were
blister packed on a card labeled in part, "Imperial *** My Dolly Meal Time *** NO.
8327." The end of the bottle breaks off and presents a choking hazard.
Ben Franklin, Revco, and toy stores nationwide sold the toys imported from China from 1993
to April 1995.
Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and return
the toys to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this
recall, consumers should call Imperial Toy Corporation at (800) 543-6551, or write to the
company at 2060 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021.
CPSC and Imperial Toy Corporation 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
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