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August 20, 2001

STK International Recalls Children's Toys

STK International Recalls Children's ToysLos Angeles, CA (SafetyAlerts) - STK International is recalling about 110,000 children's toys. The toys can break causing small balls to be released, posing a choking hazard to young children.

STK International and CPSC have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The following information will help consumers identify the recalled children's toys:

"2 PC Tambourine Set": Two tambourines consisting of a colorful plastic ring with three balls attached. Inside of the balls are beads that create a rattle sound when shaken. On each side of the tambourine is a sticker with a female cartoon character and the number 985.

"Bathtime Water Wheel": A multi-colored plastic toy with a suction cup base and six small cups attached to a water wheel. "Made in China NO:368" is printed on the back of the water wheel.

"Funny Loco Wind-Up": A multi-colored train with a pig character on a sticker placed on both sides of the toy. "Made in China NO:883" is printed on the back of the train.

"Pull Back Duck in Boat": A plastic blue and white boat with colored stickers on the side, a transparent red windshield, and white duck mounted on top of the boat. The toy also comes with a miniature fishing pole and a plastic lobster. A yellow sticker on boat reads, "My Baby Products" and "PULLBACK DUCKS IN BOAT, MADE IN CHINA."

Dollar stores nationwide sold these toys from September 1999 through May 2001 for about $1.

Consumer should take the toys away from children immediately, and return them to STK International for a full refund. Consumers should call STK International toll-free at (800) 536-7855 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday for information about where to send the toys.

CPSC discovered the violations during an inspection of the company's warehouse.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 20, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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