July 15, 2004


Target Announces Recall of Summerville™ Toy Truck Sets


Name of product: Summerville™ Toy Trucks Sets

Units: 25,500

Manufacturer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Components on the trucks could detach, posing a choking and sharp point hazard to young children.

Description: The recall includes Summerville™ four-piece truck sets. The multicolored trucks are about 4.5-inches long. Various types of trucks sold in the sets include dump trucks, cement trucks, utility trucks, garbage trucks, box trucks, fuel trucks, and tow trucks. Writing on the trucks includes “EMERGENCY,” “HEAVY DUTY,” or “CITY SERVICE.” “Summerville™” and the item number “204 02 0458” are written on the packaging.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2004 through May 2004 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return the recalled trucks to Target for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Target toll-free at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Target’s Web site at http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/602-2477732-7073444?node=13320001