CPSC Recalls DS-MAX-Made Toy Trucks For Choking Hazard

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

“My Alphabetic Truck” Recalled by Wholesale Warehousing [Findlaw]


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  1. Darren W. says:

    Uh… It does in fact look like a warehouse. What’s wrong with that?

  2. Namilia says:

    Um..I guess 14 years late is better than never?

  3. ChrisC1234 says:

    I sure hope this isn’t the big DS-Max followup that we’ve been waiting for.

  4. ShadeWalker says:

    oh noes! ds-max is combining forces with china! when will the choking hazards ever end?

  5. mckeb753 says:

    yeah, am i missing something about the warehouse?…looks kind of like any other warehouse along the freeway in California.

  6. Trai_Dep says:

    What’s this great nation coming to when you can’t choke American infants so that greasy Gollum looking executives can’t make $2.50 per set?

    I’m rather shocked (and chagrinned!) that they skipped the lead paint. Talk about a two-fer!

  7. Ben Popken says:

    @Darren W.: Warehouses on the edge of town is where all the awesome DS-MAX MLM scams hang out.

  8. Buran says:

    What exactly does scamming people out of money by pretending to be utility employees have to do with toy trucks?

  9. Ben Popken says:

    @Buran: The energy resale is just one of the many different kinds of campaigns a DS-MAX affiliate office might run. DS-MAX also has contracts with factories in China to make cheap toys and then use the MLM slaves to push them here stateside in parking lots and to local businesses. This is called “clearance.”

  10. McWatt says:

    You really need to zoom out before it becomes apparent that it’s on the edge of town. Try this:


    With that said, it still isn’t all that on the edge of town. I was expecting to see tumbleweeds and burnt out car carcasses on cinder blocks.

  11. adamondi says:

    Who the heck is going to remember a cheap toy truck that was purchased 13 to 14 years ago? Why even bother with the recall? These are probably all in landfills or thrift stores at this point any way.

  12. SexCpotatoes says:

    You all missed the point, the model number/name was “style SHYE-AT-002” SHIT-002, phonetically.