For young children who love to put everything in their mouths, toys with
small parts can pose serious choking hazards. In fact, choking is the
leading cause of toy-related deaths.
To protect children, federal regulations prohibit certain toys that contain
small parts, including parts that can break off from the toy, from being
marketed to children under the age of three. Manufacturers and retailers
must also comply with strict labeling requirements.
Nonetheless, dangerous toys still end up on store shelves. With this in
mind, we would like to share an
important product safety recall involving Police Press and Go Toy Vehicles made by Schylling Inc.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall
involves 13,200 toys. The hat can detach from the policeman’s head,
which creates a choking hazard to young children. Schylling has received
one report of the police hat detaching from the toy vehicles. Thankfully,
no injuries have been reported.
For parents who are concerned that their children may own the defective
toy, the recall only involves the police vehicle. Other Schylling “Press
& GO Emergency Vehicles” are not impacted.
The CPSC describes the Police Press & Go toy vehicles as white plastic
toy cars that have a painted dark blue hood and trunk, light blue windshield
with a black eyes and mouth painted on the front of the car. There is
a police head coming out of the roof of the car wearing a blue police
hat with a green star on the center of the hat. When the police head is
pressed down it winds up the motor and the car moves forward.
The recalled toy vehicles measure about 2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches long
by 3.5 inches tall. “Schylling Rowley, MA” and UPC number
“01964922782” are printed on the bottom of the toy cars. They
were sold in specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from April 2010
through April 2015 for about $5.
Parents and caregivers can return the product for a full refund by calling
the manufacturer at 800-767-8697.
If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous
or defective product, don’t hesitate to
contacta San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.