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Small World Toys Recalls Toy Vehicles [07/19/2006]

Small World Toys Recalls Toy Vehicles for Choking Hazard

CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Products: Vehicles in the IQ Baby Pillow Soft Activity Blocks, IQ Baby Traveling' Train Blocks, IQ Baby Vroom Vroom Vehicles and Discovery Channel Vroom Vroom Vehicles

Units: About 92,300

Importer/Distributor: Small World Toys, of Culver City, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic wheels on the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Small World Toys has received 11 reports of incidents in which a wheel detached from one of these toys. No injuries have been reported.

Description: IQ Baby Pillow Soft Activity Blocks are a set of 19 foam, cloth-covered blocks of various shapes with a plastic carrying case. Two of the blocks are car-shaped and have four 1-inch diameter plastic wheels with a black and white bull's eye pattern. Some cars have tags or labels that say "IQ Baby."

IQ Baby Traveling' Train Blocks are a set of four brightly patterned stuffed cloth-covered vehicles, an engine and three cars that attach to each other with Velcro(r) connectors. Each piece is about 4-inches long, 2 -inches wide, and 3-inches tall, and has four 1-inch diameter plastic wheels with a black and white spoke pattern. Some pieces have tags or labels that say "IQ Baby."

IQ Baby and Discovery Channel Vroom Vroom Vehicles are sets of six soft, stuffed, brightly colored trucks that come in a plastic carrying case. Each truck is about 5 inches long, 3 inches tall, and 2 -inches wide and has four 1-inch diameter plastic wheels with a black and white bull's eye pattern. Some of the trucks in the sets have labels that read "IQ Baby" or "Discovery Channel."

Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide, as well as through catalogues. The Discovery Channel Vroom Vroom Vehicles were sold at Discovery Channel stores nationwide and online. IQ Baby Pillow Soft Activity Blocks were sold from March 2005 through May 2006 for about $40. The Travelin' Train Blocks were sold from July 2005 through May 2006 for about $20. The Vroom Vroom Vehicles were sold from January 2003 through May 2006 for about $25.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy vehicles immediately and contact Small World Toys for information on how to obtain a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information please contact Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the Small World Toys Web site at www.smallworldtoys.com or e-mail the firm at recall@smallworldtoys.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06203.html






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