January 15, 1997
Release # 97-057
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Division Sales Announce Recall
of Baby Buzz Infant Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc.
of Chicago, Ill., is recalling over 26,000 Baby Buzz stretch mobiles. The toy presents a
risk of strangulation if hung across a crib or playpen. It is not labeled to warn
consumers about the risk and not to attach the toy to a crib or playpen.
CPSC and Division Sales are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled toy consists of four plastic balls, measuring 1.5 inches in diameter, along
with some plastic animal figures strung on a piece of elastic. The plastic balls and
animal figures come in a variety of colors, such as purple, orange, red, blue, green, and
yellow. There is a white plastic hook on each end for attaching the toy to a stroller,
carriage, swing, or infant seat. The toy makes a rattle sound when shaken, and some of the
plastic items are imprinted with the word, "China." The toys were packaged in a
clear plastic bag with a multi-colored cardboard header labeled, "Baby Buzz Baby
Stretch Mobile." A picture of a bee holding a rattle also appears on the header.
Dollar Value and other discount stores sold the toys nationwide from December 1995 to
December 1996 for about $1. Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately, and
return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about
the recall can call Division Sales at (800) 621-8134, or write the company at 1311 Meacham
Road, Itasca, Ill. 60143.
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,
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