January 22, 2001
Playskool, of Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily
recalling to replace about 12,500 Busy School Bus toys. On certain units, the
yellow "awning" piece above the bus' door can break loose, posing a
choking hazard to young children. Playskool has received five reports of the
yellow awning piece breaking loose.
Only item number 5527 toys with date codes 91671 through 91883 are being recalled to replace. The item number and date code are printed on the bottom of the toy. A yellow Playskool logo is imprinted on one side and "MADE IN CHINA" imprinted on the bottom.
Playskool's Busy School Bus toy is an 8-1/2 inch-long yellow plastic school bus-shaped toy with a carry handle and blue wheels. The front of the Busy School Bus toy has a smiling face and a male figure that moves up and down when a child rolls the toy. A bell rings when the toy is rolled and when the sliding red stop sign is moved back and forth. One side of the toy features a green door with a red Playskool logo and a yellow awning piece. When the door is opened, a decal of a child with animals is revealed. Mass merchandise and toy stores sold these toys nationwide for about $10. The toys were sold from June 1999 through January 2001.
Consumers should take these toys away from young children immediately, and contact Playskool at (888) 510-1561 to receive a free toy of equal value. Playskool Media Contact: Audrey DeSimone (401) 727-5857