May 30, 1996
Release # 96-136
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Man's Trading Co. Announce Recall of
Rolling Clock Push Toy
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Man's Trading Co. of San Francisco, Calif., is
voluntarily recalling about 15,000 train-shaped "Rolling Clock" toys. If the toy
is dropped, it can break into small parts, such as the toy's decorative beads and the arms
of the clock. Small children can choke on or inhale these small parts.
Man's Trading Co. and CPSC are not aware of any injuries associated with this toy. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The light blue plastic trains measure five inches high, seven inches long, and two inches
wide. The train, with pink wheels and pink trim, has a clock on its back with red hands,
yellow numbers, and a picture of a house, a rabbit, a sun and flowers on the face. A white
arch on top of the train and a metal bar in the middle of the train are decorated with
pink, orange, yellow, and green beads that slide back and forth. A purple and white label
on the side of the train reads "FUNNY TRAIN" in red lettering.
The train is packaged with four plastic rings on a white plastic tray in a yellow box with
pictures of blue trains, pink elephants, and white dogs, and numbers from zero through
nine. The box is labeled in part, "ROLLING CLOCK ... TY-1306 ... WARNING: CHOKING
HAZARD - small parts Not for Children under 3 yrs. ... Made in China." Retail stores
nationwide sold the toy clocks from September 1995 through January 1996 for $1.79 to $2.49
Consumers should take the toys away from children immediately and return the toys to the
store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers
should call Amy Shum of Man's Trading Co. at (800) 388-7228.
CPSC discovered this hazard during routine surveillance.
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
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