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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 1998

Release # 98-143
CPSC CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, T.S. Toys Announce Recall of Activity Block Sets

CPSC, In-Mar Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Jet Fighter Toy and Various Squeak ToysWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), T.S. Toys of Hong Kong is recalling about 4,000 Activity Block Sets. Rods on one of the blocks could break, releasing small hollow cylinders. Young children could choke on these cylinders.

CPSC and T.S. Toys are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The Activity Blocks Set consists of four colorful plastic blocks and plastic shape sorters. One block has a beeper, one has a clicker dial, one has a mirror and one has rollers. The plastic block with the rollers is the one that can break. The rollers are hollow plastic cylinders on plastic rods.

The Activity Block Sets are packaged in a multicolored window box. It is labeled in part, "QUALITY FunKids TOYS...Activity Blocks...ITEM NO. 38329...T.S. TOYS...MADE IN CHINA."

Meijer, Ocean State Job Lot, Johnny's Toys and Cook Brothers stores in the East and Midwest sold the Activity Blocks from May 1997 to June 1998 for about $7 to $8.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call the store where purchased at the following numbers: Meijer at (800) 543-3704 (if unreachable from your state, call collect at (616) 791-3347), Ocean State Job Lot at (800) 257-4101 Ext. 159, Johnny's Toys collect at (606) 261-6962 and Cook Brothers at (800) 621-4245.

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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