July 10, 2001         

Imperial Toy Corp. Announces Recall of Toy Feeding Sets

 

Imperial Toy Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 toy-feeding sets. The nipple on the toy baby bottle included in these sets could come off, posing a serious choking hazard to small children. Imperial Toy Corp. is not aware of any incidents or injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury or death.

The plastic toy feeding set includes a baby bottle, plastic dish, strainer, spoon, juicer, and, in some sets, a funnel. The plastic sets were sold in various colors including blue, yellow, pink and purple. The packaging reads, "CUDDLES FEEDING SET" or "CUDDLES MEAL TIME." The packaging also reads, Imperial," and "NO. 8327." Ben Franklin, Revco and other discount stores nationwide sold the toys from October 1995 through May 2001 for about $2.

Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately, and return the toy set to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Imperial Toy Corp, at (800) 543-6551 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or write to the company at 2060 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021.