July 16, 1998
Release # 98-143
|CPSC CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, T.S. Toys Announce Recall of Activity Block
WASHINGTON, 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
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.
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