November 22, 2005

International Playthings Inc. Announces Recall of Viking Chubbies Toy Cars

Name of Product: Viking Chubbies Toy Cars

Units: About 1,900

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

Hazard: The heads on the figures sold with the cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: This recall involves Viking Chubbies 10-inch toy sedans sold with two figurines. The multi-colored toys are made of plastic. The toy figurines measure about 3-inches tall. “Viking Toys,” “Sweden” and “Made in Thailand” are printed on the bottom of the car.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2005 for about $14.

Manufactured In: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should contact International Playthings for information on returning the product for a free replacement item of similar value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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