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Toy Cymbals, Dolls Recalled

July 12, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The cymbals on about 9,200 Sesame Street Rhythm Band sets will be replaced because a New York toy company says the parts pose a choking hazard for small children.

LEWCO Corp. said this week it would offer to replace the Oscar the Grouch cymbals for its model 3553 band sets because ″the heads detached from the cymbals″ and fail the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s small-parts test.

The sets consist of a drum, drum sticks, maracas, slide whistle, tambourines and the cymbals. Only the cymbals are subject to the replacement program, the company said.

There have been no injuries reported involving the sets but consumers should discard the original cymbals and contact LEWCO Corp., 1107 Broadway- Suite 905, New York, N.Y., 10010 for replacements.

In a similar action, another toy manufacturer recalled 2,364 dolls because various body parts detach easily and present a choking hazard to young children.

Allen-Lewis Manufacturing Co. of Denver, Colo., said its ″Cutie Kid″ dolls were sold or distributed as free premiums since 1989 to tourists in small towns throughout the nation.

The 6-inch dolls came with pacifiers and are dressed in a pink or blue two- piece pajama outfit. The cardboard headers on the clear plastic bags packaging are labeled ″Cutie Kid Made in China.″

Consumers should take the dolls away from young children and contact Frank Garlett at 1-800-525-6658.

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