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|Release # 93-103
Fisher-Price Recalls Kiddicraft Racing
PRODUCT: Approximately 100,000 "Fisher-Price
Kiddiecraft Racing Rover" cars sold nationwide during 1991 and 1992. The cars are
bright yellow with a white and black dog as the driver. The car is propelled forward when
the dog's head is pushed down and released.
PROBLEM: Some children have removed the top part of the dog's head from the toy, creating
a small part that could become a choking hazard.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should cut the plastic ears off of the dog and discard the rest of
the toy. Both ears should then be sent to: Fisher-Price, Consumer Affairs, 636 Girard
Avenue, East Aurora, NY 14052. Consumers will receive a $10.00 refund. For more
information, consumers may call 1-800-355-8882.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Fisher-Price, Inc., East Aurora, NY is voluntarily recalling its Kiddicraft Racing Rover
car after learning of several instances in which children removed the top part of the
dog's head from the product. This creates a small part that could become a choking hazard.
The recall affects approximately 100,000 Racing Rover cars sold nationwide during 1991 and
The Racing Rover toy is a bright yellow race car with a white and black dog as the driver
that propels the car forward when its head is pushed down and released. The toy is
recommended for children ages one to four years. Fisher-Price has learned of two instances
of children choking on the small part created after the top part of the dog's head was
removed. CPSC received reports of two additional incidents. No injuries were reported as a
result of this problem.
To eliminate the potential choking hazard, Fisher-Price is asking consumers to cut the
plastic ears off of the dog and discard the rest of the toy. Consumers should then send
both ears to Fisher-Price, Consumer Affairs, 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, NY 14052, for
a $10.00 refund, the approximate retail price.
Consumers who have questions regarding this recall may call Fisher-Price toll free at
1-800-355-8882 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Fisher-Price is asking consumers not to return the Racing Rovers to retailers, but rather
to contact Fisher-Price for a refund.
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 release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to email@example.com.