February 5, 1998
Release # 98-064
|CPSC: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Gymboree Corp. Announce Recall of Toy
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
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
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