December 6, 1995
Release # 96-036
|CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Charpente Announce Pull Toy Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Charpente Division of Michel & Co., of
Culver City, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 12,000 Classic Winnie the Pooh pull
toys. Children can choke on the small wooden ball at the end of the toy's pull cord, or
strangle on the toy's pull cord.
The five styles of wooden pull toys each feature Winnie the Pooh characters on a wooden
cart. The carts' wheels are either natural wood with wooden pegs, or natural wood with
pale blue pegs. Each cart has a pull cord at least 12" long, with a wooden ball at
the end. A stamp on the bottom of each toy reads in part, "Classic POOH ... Charpente
Designs... Based on the 'Winnie The Pooh' works..."
The five styles involved in this recall are Pooh, number 65301, measuring 6.5" long
by 4" wide by 11.5" tall; Eeyore, number 65302, measuring 6.5" by 4"
by 8.5"; Pooh with Honey Pot and Piglet, number 65303, measuring approximately
7.5" by 4.5" by 9.5"; Pooh and Piglet in Wagon, number 65304, measuring
8.25" by 4.2" by 8"; and Christopher, Pooh and Gang, number 65305,
measuring 9" by 4.2" by 8.5".
The toys were imported from Taiwan and sold nationwide from early 1994 to the present in
department stores, gift shops and upscale specialty shops. The toys were sold individually
for $30 to $35.
Consumers should take the pull 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 Michel & Co., Inc. at (800) 533-7263, or write to the
company at P.O. Box 3625, Culver City, Calif. 90231-3625.
CPSC and Charpente Division, Michel & Co., 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
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