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|Release # 92-037
McCrory Corp. Recalls Play Cars Due to
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McCrory Corporation of York, PA is voluntarily
recalling approximately 10,000 units of "Play Cars," model no. 25 because the
tires could detach and become a choking hazard to young children.
These hollow plastic 4-1/2 inch cars were sold in sets of eight with two cars each in
yellow, red, green, and blue. The solid black tires are held on with a metal axle. Each
car has an embossed rear-windshield wiper, front windshield wipers and the words
"INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA" on the undercarriage.
These toy cars were sold nationwide between September 1, 1989 and December 12, 1991, by
Bargain Time, Britts, Elmore, McCrory, H.L. Green, Kress, McClellan, T.G. & Y., Silver
Kittinger, Newberry Stores, G.C. Murphy and some independent variety stores. Each set sold
for approximately $2.29. The cardboard header reads in part: "Play Cars, 8 Colorful,
Freewheeling Cars. No. 25, Made in Argentina by Andresito..."
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. These
potentially hazardous toys were identified by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Consumers are urged to take the "Play Cars" 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 McCrory Corporation toll-free at
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
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
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