|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|March 18, 1991
|Release # 91-046
Inventory Liquidators Corp. Recalls
Action Copter Happy Bird and Action Land-Cruiser Wanderer
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inventory Liquidators Corp., Itasca, IL is
voluntarily recalling approximately 1,150 pieces of the "Action Copter HAPPY
BIRD" (model number 7811B) and 1,150 pieces of the "Action Land-Cruiser
WANDERER" (model number 7815B) because of small parts that could pose fatal choking
and aspiration hazards to young children.
When the CPSC tested the toys in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous
Substances Act, small parts such as wheels and rotor blades detached from the "Action
Copter HAPPY BIRD" and small parts such as the bumper, antenna, windshield and wheels
detached from the "Action Land-Cruiser WANDERER."
The "Action Copter HAPPY BIRD" is a plastic wind-up toy helicopter approximately
five inches long. The helicopter is brightly colored in red with white rotor blades, five
"HAPPY BIRD" insignias, a pilot wearing a red cap, three wheels (two back wheels
and one front wheel), and one blue turn key at the base of the helicopter. The turn key
activates the wheels, rotates the blades and jiggles the pilot up and down. The toy is
packaged in a cardboard blister pack labeled in part "No. 7811B, Made in China."
The "Action Land-Cruiser WANDERER" is a plastic wind-up toy vehicle
approximately four and one-half inches long. The vehicle is brightly colored in red with a
rotating radar antenna, three "WANDERER" decals, a driver wearing a red cap,
four black wheels and one blue turn key at the base of the vehicle. The turn key activates
the wheels, rotates the radar antenna and jiggles the driver up and down. The toy is
packaged in a cardboard blister pack labeled in part "No. 7815B, Made in China."
The toys, imported by Inventory Liquidators Corp., were sold in retail stores in Illinois,
Indiana, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin from May 1990 to September 1990 for
approximately $1.50 each.
The potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Port of Chicago during a joint
CPSC/U.S. Customs surveillance program. Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any
injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the
possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately and return
them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with
questions about this recall may contact Inventory Liquidators Corp. at 1-708-250-7575 or
write the firm at 1100 Maplewood Drive, Itasca, IL 60143.
The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death
associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer
product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within the
Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 30
million injuries and 22,000 deaths.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press
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