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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 1995

Release # 96-048
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Division Sales, Inc. Announce Wooden Toy Truck Recall

WASHINGTON,D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc., of Itasca, Ill., is recalling 44,000 wooden toy trucks. The truck's driver and wheels can break off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

The natural wood trucks, measuring approximately 5 inches long by 2 inches wide, were sold in six styles: two styles of dump trucks; a cement truck; a truck with a large, wooden, rotating cylinder; a truck with crane; and a truck with ladder. A small gold decal on the underside of the truck reads, "MADE IN CHINA." Each truck is packaged with a small wooden driver figure in a blue cardboard box labeled, "WOOD TOY ... ENGINEERING TRUCK EDUCATIONAL TOY."

Various retail stores and discount centers sold the trucks nationwide from December 1993 through December 1995 for approximately $1 each.

Consumers should take the toy vehicles away from young children immediately and return the trucks to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Division Sales Inc. at (800) 621-8134.

CPSC and Division Sales, Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy trucks. 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 report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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