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February 5, 1998

Release # 98-064
CPSC: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Gymboree Corp. Announce Recall of Toy Wooden Trains

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gymboree Corp. of Burlingame, Calif., is recalling 727 wooden toy trains. Wooden pieces of the toy may come off during play, exposing young children to small parts and presenting a choking hazard.

CPSC and Gymboree have received three reports from consumers of small parts coming off the train. No injuries have been reported.

The toy trains are made of wood and measures about 20 inches in length when the three train cars are connected end to end. The three train cars are a red, blue, orange and a green engine; a red and green box car and a blue and purple dumpster. The train is packaged in an orange, blue and green box that reads, in part, "GYMBOREE, WOODEN TRAIN." A graphic of the train also appears on the box. The SKU number, located on the box, is 1103-0028. The toy was made in Thailand.

Gymboree stores nationwide sold the trains from October 1997 through November 1997 for about $24.

Consumers should take the trains away from children immediately and return them to the retail store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Gymboree at (800) 558-9885 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.

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