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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 1996

Release # 96-073
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Everything's A Dollar, Inc. Announce Toy Truck Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Everything's A Dollar, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisc. doing business as "Everything's $1.00", is voluntarily recalling 9,382 Big Wooden Trucks. The toy trucks' driver, wheel, and axle pieces pose a potential choking hazard to young children.

The trucks were sold in three styles: one with multi-colored abacus beads, one with six multi-color discs, and one with five lettered and numbered discs. The wooden trucks each measure 5.5 inches long with red wheels and headlights, and a "driver" with a yellow hat, white face and red body. Each toy is labeled, "LIDCO, North York, Ontario Canada... SKU 58188... UPC number 0 59584 05230 1." More than 200 "Everything's $1.00" retail stores nationwide sold the trucks for $1each.

Consumers should take the trucks away from children under three years of age immediately and return them to any "Everything's $1.00" store for a full refund. For more information, consumers should contact Barb Bentz of Everything's A Dollar at (414) 274-2575.

CPSC and Everything's A Dollar, Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The potentially hazardous toys were identified during the State of Kentucky Product Safety Branch's examination of the "Everything's $1.00" retail store in Florence, Ky.

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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