May 22, 2003

International Playthings Inc. Announces Recall of Toy Vehicles


Name of product: Toy Vehicles

Units: 126,000

Manufacturer: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.

Hazard: Small parts on the vehicles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The Viking Mini Chubbies are toy wagons, tractors, helicopters, cars, airplanes, and jeeps. The toys measure about 3-inches long and were sold in red, blue and yellow. Model numbers are printed on the bottom of the toy. Models included in the recall are AW01119, AW41111, AW61005 and AW81119.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide sold these toys from April 2002 through March 2003 for about $1.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should contact the company for information on receiving a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: International Playthings toll-free at (800) 445-8347 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at

Media Contact: Sue Tice at (973) 316-2500 ext. 232 or