November 22, 2005

International Playthings Inc. Announces Recall of Toy Vehicles

Name of Product: Flexitoys Monster-Size Vehicles

Units: About 6,000

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

Hazard: Small parts can detach, which pose a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled Flexitoys Monster-Size vehicles are plastic toys that measure approximately 5 1/2-inches in length. Models included in the recall are: dump truck (model 9000-1), race car (model 9000-2), tractor (model 9000-3), SUV (model 9000-4), fire truck (model 9000-5) and digger truck (model 9000-6). The name and model numbers are stamped on the underside of the plastic vehicles.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from May 2005 through September 2005 for about $4.

Manufactured In: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8357 anytime, or visit the firmís Web site at

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