Washington, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DS-MAX U.S.A. Inc. (formerly Wholesale Warehousing Industries) of Irvine, Calif., had voluntarily recalled about 82,000 “My Alphabetic Truck” toys, style SHYE-AT-002. During CPSC “use and abuse” testing, small parts were generated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.
Neither CPSC nor DS-MAX U.S.A. Inc. is aware of any injuries with the toy trucks.
The My Alphabetic Trucks, which cost about $5, were sold door-to-door, nationwide between August 1993 and June 1994.
The 12-inch truck is lacquered wood with red wheels and one or two non-removablewooden peg men in the front cab. Thirty wooden blocks with a picture on one side and a corresponding letter on the other are mounted to the truck’s bed. A “MADE IN CHINA” sticker is located on the underside of the truck.
Consumers should take the truck away from children and discard or destroy the product. The firm is out of business and cannot be contacted.
Googling “ds-max usa irvine california” brings up this joint. Wow, does that look like a warehouse on the edge of town or what? Classy. — BEN POPKEN