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Small Toys Recalled Due to Potential Danger to Children

December 22, 1988

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Three distributors are voluntarily recalling several small toys because of the potential choking and other hazards they pose to young children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The recalled toys are a safety pin rattle sold by Fiber-Craft Materials Corp. of Niles, Ill.; plastic racing cars, planes and cycles from Acme Premium Supply Corp. of St. Louis, and wind-up puppies, planes, trains, helicopters, turtles, frogs and ″Klacker Balls″ from Lil Mort Sales of Chicago.

The commission said adults should take the toys away from children and destroy the toys or return them to the stores where they were bought for a refund.

The commission’s announcement did not mention any reports of injuries.

Here are some details on each item: FIBER-CRAFT

The four-inch-long rattle was made of blue, pink or yellow plastic and shaped like a safety pin. Bearing model No. 4642, the rattles were sold in craft stores as decorations.

The commission said the rattles are small enough to fit into an infant’s mouth and long enough possibly to reach into the back of the throat and possibly cause choking. ACME

The toys are made of plastic in red, blue, yellow, green, orange or purple. They were distributed as prizes at carnivals and fairs, in packages indicating they were not suitable for children under age 3. All have small black single or double wheels on axles that snap into underside slots. The commission said the wheel might present a choking hazard.

-″Racing Car″ bears model No. C805 and is 3 inches long.

-″Supersonic Jetplane″ bears model No. C822 and is 4 3/4 inches long.

-″Speedcycle″ bears model No. C900 and is 4 3/4 inches long. LIL MORT

The toys all have small parts that could come off and become a choking hazard, the commission said.

-″Stretch Tail Puppies,″ Model 3228DB, are 8 inches long of brown and white plastic on small red wheels, with the tail attached to a string that activates the wheels. The ears could come off, the commission said.

-″Whistling Funny Action″ toys, 3 inches long, are multicolored plastic wind-up airplanes, helicopters and railroad engines. Wheels, propellers and wind-up keys could come off, the commission said.

-″Busy Animals″ are frogs and turtles standing 5 inches tall, made of green, orange and yellow plastic. The frog’s arm and key may dislodge; the turtle’s feet may break off, the commission said.

-″Klacker Balls″ are pairs of colored, solid plastic balls. each 1 1.3 inch in diameter, attached to each end of a braided cord. They make a loud noise when clapped together. The balls could come off the string and hurt bystanders, the commission said.

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