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Description: Toys and Rattle Recall NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nychelle White December 17, 1996 (301) 504-7063 Release # 97-041 CPSC and Importers Announce Recall of Toys and Rattle WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), four toy importers are recalling over 133,000 toys and rattles. The toys and the rattle contain small components that can break off presenting a choking hazard to young children. The importers participating in this recall are Laiko International Company Inc. of City of Industry, Calif.; Lexin Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif.; Shalom International Corp. of Carteret, N.J.; and The Right Start Inc. of Westlake Village, Calif. CPSC and the importers are not aware of any injuries involving these toys or the rattle. The recalls are being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. Laiko International Recall Laiko International is recalling more than 50,000 Free Wheel Racer toy cars. The plastic Free Wheel Racer toy cars have orange or pink bodies, black wheels, a silver rear mounted engine, and a driver's head in the cockpit. The cars were packaged in clear plastic with a cardboard header labeled in part, "FREE WHEEL RACER CHAMPION - FOR AGE 5 & UP - MADE IN HONG KONG - Non-Toxic." The package includes the UPC code number "084036 102204". The toys were sold through Dollar and discount stores nationwide from November 1993 through December 1996 for about $1. For more information, consumers can call Laiko International Inc. at (800) 735-2456 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST or write to Laiko International Inc., 16710 Johnson Dr., City of Industry, Calif. 91745. Lexin Inc. Recall Lexin Inc. is recalling about 340 Little Performer and 240 Flying Boat toys. The Little Performer toy (Item MS 085) is a wind-up figurine of a girl with a vinyl head, hands, and legs wearing a red and white fabric dress. The girl is seated at a xylophone, which she plays when wound. The Flying Boat toy (Item MF 742) is a pressed sheet metal model of a wheeled speed boat. The 13 inch long by 4.25 inch wide boat is red, white, blue, and gray with black tires with a vinyl driver's head in the cockpit. The Little Performer toys were packaged in paperboard boxes. Labeling on the box includes a picture of the toy and reads in part, "WIND-UP SPRING - LITTLE PERFORMER WITH SOUND EFFECT - FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-UP - MADE IN CHINA - MS 085." The Flying Boat toys were packaged in paperboard boxes. Labeling on the box includes a picture of the toy and reads in part, "FLYING BOAT - FRICTION - MF 742 - MADE IN CHINA." The toys were sold through specialty gift and collectable stores in the West and Southwest from August through November 1996 for about $15 to $25. For more information, consumers can call Lexin Inc. at (310) 329-7568 or write to Lexin Inc., 148 W. 32nd St., #D, Los Angeles, Calif. 90061. CPSC learned of this problem during joint surveillance of imported toys with the U.S. Customs Service. Shalom International Corp. Recall Shalom International Corp. is recalling is recalling about 75,000 Colormates toy jewelry sets. The plastic necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and barrettes come in a variety of pastel and bright colors and styles. The necklaces and bracelets have a variety of plastic beads/shapes strung on elastic thread. The sets come in the following styles: #60074KS necklace/bracelet/earring set with multi-colored rings. #60328NB necklace/bracelet set with ducks, cats, or bunnies. #60331NB necklace/bracelet set with bows, hearts, or flowers. #60332NB necklace/bracelet set with mice, cats, or bunnies. #60339KS necklace/fabric-covered barrette set with hearts, bears, or bows. #60340KS necklace/fabric-covered barrette set with hearts or bows. #60334NB necklace/bracelet set with flowers. The sets were packaged o [Learn More]

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Country of OriginChina
Recall Date12/17/1996
Recall ID5882
Recall Number97041
Product TypeToy Play Sets/Activity Sets
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