March 20, 2000Maxim Enterprise Inc. and Zany
Brainy Inc. Recall Wooden Pull Toys
Middleboro, MA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Maxim Enterprise Inc. and Zany Brainy
Inc., of King of Prussia, Pa., are recalling about 4,900 wooden pull toys. The pull toy's
wheels can break off and the bead can detach from the pull string, posing small parts
choking hazards to young children.
The firms have received a report of wheels coming
off and a report of the bead detaching from the pull string. The detached bead was found
in a child's mouth. No injuries were reported.
The toy is called the Wooden Pull Along Bead
Coaster, which is written on the packaging. It is a flat, wooden platform with wooden
wheels, and is about 10 inches long. On top of the platform are twisting, red and blue
plastic wires threaded with multi-colored beads. The red pull string that attaches to the
platform has a bead at the end. "BEAD COASTER" is printed on top of the wood
platform of the toy in multicolor block letters. The pull toy was part of a toy box set
from the "Childhood Classics Wooden Chest & Toy Collection." The other toys
in the set included wood puzzles, a pounding bench and a block set.
Zany Brainy stores nationwide sold the toy set
from November 1999 through February 2000 for about $70.
Consumers should immediately take the pull toys
away from children, and return them to any Zany Brainy store for a $15 refund. For more
information, contact Maxim Enterprises at (888) 266-2946 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit the Zany Brainy web site at www.zanybrainy.com.
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