July 16, 1997
Release # 97-159
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Al-Dan Trading Inc. Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, 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
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.
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