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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
August 17, 1993
Release # 93-103

Fisher-Price Recalls Kiddicraft Racing Rover Car

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 1992.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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