July 19, 1996
Release # 96-169
|CPSC: Rick Frost
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1166
CPSC and Kids II Announce Recall of SnackTime
Stroller Toy Bar
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids II of
Alpharetta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 99,000 SnackTime Stroller Toy Bars, model
number 669. A rattle attached to the bar can break open, releasing small beads. Children
could inhale the beads into their lungs, causing serious injury.
Kids II and CPSC are aware of one incident in which a child swallowed a piece of the toy,
but was not injured. Kids II reported the hazard to CPSC.
The toy, which fits over the front bar of a stroller, measures approximately 14 inches
long and three inches wide. The bar is decorated with four plastic figures: a flower, a
caterpillar, a bear, and a frog. Caregivers can place food and bottles in two of the four
figures on the bar: a green and pink cup holder that resembles a flower, and a green
frog's head that opens into a removable, spill-resistant bowl. Two other figures on the
bar function as games for children: a purple and pink caterpillar with large plastic rings
attached by white strings, which functions as a stacking teether; and a yellow bear
holding a rattle and jingle balloons. The bear also plays music when consumers press a
heart-shaped button on the bear's stomach.
The stroller toy bar was packaged in a cardboard box with a see-through window labeled in
part, "SnackTime Stroller Toy Bar, Model Number 669 ... Combines Snacktime and
Playtime for babies on the go! ... Easily attaches to stroller crossbars ... KIDS II ...
For Ages Up To 3 Years ... "
Various retail stores and discount centers sold the stroller toy bars nationwide from July
1995 to June 1996 for about $13 to $15. SnackTime Stroller Toy Bars available at stores
after August 1, 1996, with model number 683 and containing a date code, are not subject to
Consumers should stop using the toy bar immediately and return it to Kids II at 1015
Windward Ridge Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30202. Kids II will send consumers a replacement
stroller toy bar. For more information, consumers should call Kids II at (888) 224-2886.
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