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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 each.

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 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