April 17, 1997
Release # 97-104
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC and Division Sales Inc. Announce Wooden Toy
WASHINGTON, 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
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