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Car and Washing Machine Toys Recalled

Car and Washing Machine Toys Recalled

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tai Tung International, Inc., is recalling about 128,880 toy ice cream cars, police cars and washing machines because the multicolored beads inside the toys can become accessible to children, causing a choking hazard.

There were no incidents reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The multicolored cars imported by the Los Angeles company are about 5-inches long and contain stickers. The white, pink or red toy washing machines are 4.5-inches high. The toys, made in China, make animal and music sounds-- when the sounds play, lights flash and the multicolored beads can be seen moving inside.

Written on the battery cover: "CE" and "MADE IN CHINA."

The toys, sold for about $3, could be purchased at toy and discount stores nationwide from June 2000 through September 2004.

Consumers should stop using them immediately and return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. Consumers can call 800-516-2988 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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