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‘Jack in the Ball’ Toy Being Recalled

April 15, 1986

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The nationally distributed ″Jack in the Ball″ toy is being recalled because Jack’s belly button could fall out, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported Tuesday.

The button, which activates the jack-in-the-box-type toy, could pose a choking danger to small children, the commission reported, although no injuries have been reported.

About 20,000 of the variously colored plastic toys have been sold nationwide since January 1985, for about $10 each.

The toy is a roly-poly ball with a belly button which activates it as a jack-in-the-box. It was sold under the label ″Ambi Toys Jack in the Ball E153,″ and was distributed by five importers.

Owners of the toys should remove them from use and return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund, the commission said.

Importers of the toy, made in Amsterdam, Holland by Europlastic, were listed as Davis-Grabowski, Inc., Miami; Small World Toys, Culver City, Calif.; U.S. Toy Company, Inc., Grandview, Mo.; Childcraft Education Corp., Edison, N.J., and Playspaces International, Sudbury, Mass.

People needing more information can contact the safety commission at 800-638-2772.

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