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April 17, 1997

Release # 97-104
CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC and Division Sales Inc. Announce Wooden Toy Truck Recall

CPSC and Division Sales Inc. Announce Wooden Toy Truck RecallWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., is recalling about 6,300 wooden toy trucks. The toy trucks have wooden balls and figures in the cab that are a small parts choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Division Sales Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The natural wood toy truck, measuring 12 inches long and 4 inches high, has six easy moving red wheels, two red headlights, and a 14-inch red pull cord. There are 16 blue, green, red, and yellow alphabet blocks with two green and blue balls in the truck. Two figures sit in the cab of the truck. The toy is packaged in a box labeled in part, "WOOD BLOCKS &TRUCK...MADE IN CHINA...FOR JUSTEN PRODUCTS..."

Dollar-type, discount, hardware, thrift, and drug stores nationwide sold the toys from October 1993 through November 1996 for about $1 to $5.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers can call Division Sales Inc. at (800) 621-8134.

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