Recall: Toy Necklaces Recalled by Small World Toys


CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

December 1, 1994

(301) 504-6815

Release # 95-040


Small World Toys Recalls Two Toy Necklaces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Small World Toys of Culver City, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 28,000 toy necklaces.

The toys were identified during a joint CPSC and U.S. Customs surveillance at the port of Long Beach, Calif. CPSC testing found that the toy necklaces contained small parts that present potential choking hazards to young children.

The unlabeled toy necklaces were sold individually from cardboard display containers at retail toy stores. The first toy necklace, Item #8008, is a 20-inch plastic beaded necklace with 14 various colored shaped hearts, telephones, airplanes, rabbits, and other similar items attached. The necklaces were sold from a display container labeled, in part, " 3 in 1 Mini Charmy Jewels *** Made in China."

The second toy necklace, Item #48901, is a 18-inch plastic beaded necklace consisting of 14 various colored elongated circular beads each placed between four oval shaped glow-in-the-dark beads. The necklaces were sold from a display container labeled in part, " Glow in the Dark Jewelry ***."

The toy necklaces were imported from China and sold nationwide from November 1993 to November 1994 at Imaginarium stores and approximately 200 other retail stores for 40 cents. Imaginarium stores sold only the glow-in-the-dark necklace, item #48901.

The toy necklaces should be taken away from children under 3 years of age immediately and returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, call Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 or write the company at P.O. Box 3620, Culver City, CA. 90231-3620.

Neither CPSC nor Small World Toys is aware of any injuries involving these toys; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.