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August 5, 1999

Tiger Electronics, Ltd. Announces Recall to Replace "Pooh Poppin' Piano" Toys

Vermon Hills, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Tiger Electronics, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling to replace approximately 202,000 Pooh Poppin' Piano toys. The green "leafy" top section of the carrot-shaped microphone attached to the piano toy can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Tiger has received three reports of the leafy top of the microphone breaking off. There are no reports of injuries.

Only pianos with serial numbers starting with "WT" or "CO15D" are part of this program. The serial number is printed in two places: on a small label located inside the battery compartment, and on the bottom of the retail package. The piano toy is mostly lime green with eight characters from the "Winnie the Pooh" series that move up and down in response to pressing down corresponding piano keys. The orange and green microphone attaches to the piano with a short cord that amplifies sound. The toy announces eight color names, and plays piano sounds and eight pre-programmed children's songs.

Toy and discount department sold these toys nationwide from August 1997 through August 1999 for about $20.

Parents and caregivers should take these toys away from children immediately, and contact Tiger for instructions on returning it for a free replacement Pooh Poppin' Piano toy. For more information, call Tiger toll-free at (888) 748-2860 anytime, or go to their web site at

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



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