Target Recall of Children’s Toy Trucks July 19, 2005

Target Announces Recall of Children’s Toy Trucks

Name of Product: “So Hot Way Cool Free Wheel Trucks”

Units: About 17,400

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Small parts could break off the truck, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recall includes four-piece “So Hot Way Cool Free Wheel” Truck sets. Various trucks sold in the sets include a combination of fire trucks, oil trucks, vegetable trucks, sanitation trucks, tow trucks and box trucks. Writing on the trucks includes, “EMERGENCY” or “CITY SERVICE.” The words “So Hot Way Cool Free Wheel Truck” and the item number 204 02 0838 are written on the packaging.

Sold at: Target Stores nationwide from April 2005 through May 2005 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the toy trucks away from children and return them to the nearest Target store for a gift card in the amount of a full refund ($5.00, plus applicable state taxes).

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm’s Web site at