July 9, 1998
Release # 98-140
|CPSC CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, In-Mar Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Jet
Fighter Toy and Various Squeak Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), In-Mar Trading
Inc., of Dorado, Puerto Rico, is recalling more than 10,000 various plastic toys. The
squeeze toys that are part of this recall each contain a squeaker, and the jet fighter toy
contains small parts, all of which can become separated from the toy. These small parts
present a choking hazard to young children, and in some cases, an aspiration hazard which
could result in death.
CPSC and In-Mar are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The six different squeeze toys involved in this recall are each approximately 4 inches in
height, made of pliable plastic and contain a squeaker element located at the base of each
toy. Each squeeze toy depicts a different animal including a gopher, penguin, rabbit,
tiger, bear and mouse. The squeaker toys are sold packaged in a clear plastic bag with
cardboard header reading: "ANIMAL TOYS With Sound***828-6***MADE IN CHINA."
The jet fighter toy is nearly 8 inches long, is mostly black with a green tail, and the
driver wears a blue helmet. Writing on the jet's labels include, "Marlboro***USAF-
28***DL". The jet is packaged in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard header that
reads, "TOYS***MADE IN CHINA***Ages 3 And Up."
The toys were sold in various discount stores in Puerto Rico. The squeeze toys were sold
from January 1997 through June 1998, and the jet fighter toys were sold from December 1996
through June 1998. All the toys sold for about $1.
Consumers should take these toys away from young children immediately and return the toy
to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall,
consumers should call In-Mar at (787) 796-1560 between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. The firm will accept collect calls from consumers calling outside the Dorado area.
Inquiries in Spanish can be directed to Jésus Chaírez, CPSC, at (214) 827-6239.
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