May 24, 2001Raymond Geddes & Co Recalls
Baltimore, Md (SafetyAlerts)
- Raymond Geddes & Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 Tropical Fish and
Rockin' Reptile Push'n Pop toys, which are also known as Zapper toys. The balloon tongues
and the cylinders holding the tongues on these toys can detach, which poses choking and
aspiration hazards to young children.
The vinyl toys are about 2- to
3-inches long, and come in two different styles: a fish and lizard. When the toy is
squeezed, the balloon tongue attached to its mouth inflates or rolls out. "MADE IN
CHINA" is molded into the toy.
Toy stores, doctor and dentist
offices, and carnivals and circuses sold and distributed these toys from August 1998
through March 2001. They were sold for about $1.
The Promotional Resources Group of
Companies Inc., of Topeka, Kan., previously recalled about 105,000 Bug Zapper toys on June
6, 2000. That company received a report of a 3-year-old boy who inhaled a balloon tongue
that detached from a Zapper toy into his sinus cavity. He required medical treatment to
remove the part from his nose. Additionally, on March 19, 2001, eight firms recalled about
835,000 Zapper toys.
Consumers should immediately take
these toys away from young children and take them back to where they were purchased for a
refund, or throw them away. If consumers have questions, call the firm at (800) 533-6273
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can contact the firm by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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