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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.