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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 1997

Release # 97-159
CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Al-Dan Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Infant Toys

CPSC, Al-Dan Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Infant ToysWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Al-Dan Trading Inc. of Miami, Fla., is recalling 747 infant toys. The toy is marketed for use in a crib. The toy presents a risk of strangulation if hung across a crib or playpen. It is not labeled according to the ASTM voluntary standard to warn consumers about the strangulation risk if the toy is attached to a crib or playpen.

CPSC and Al-Dan Trading are not aware of any injuries involving the recalled toys.

However, the Commission is aware of at least three deaths resulting from the use of similar toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent future deaths and injuries.

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.

A white plastic hook on each end permits the toy to be attached to a stroller, carriage, swing, or infant seat. The toy makes a rattle sound when shaken. Some of the plastic animals are inconspicuously imprinted with the word "China."

The toys were packaged in a clear plastic bag with a multi-colored cardboard header labeled in part, "7 6964581 715612 BIRTH AND UP Baby Toys ... /!\ WARNING CHOKING HAZARD - SMALL PARTS. NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS .... MADE IN CHINA." A picture of a baby in a crib with this toy appears on the header. These toys mainly were sold by Daniel Club Wholesalers and Swamis Trading in Miami, Fla., from to March 1996 to June 1997 for about $1.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall can call Al-Dan at (800) 446-7091 or write to the company at 5390 NW 161st Street, Miami, FL. 33014. 

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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