(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
|Release # 93-108
McCrory Corporation and Crest Industries
Recall Toy Racing Cars Due to Potential Choking Hazard
PRODUCT: 28,800 "Mini Racer F-1" racing
car sets, item number 3360, imported and distributed by McCrory and Crest Industries
nationwide between November 1, 1992 and May 31, 1993. The car sets were sold at a number
of independent variety stores for $.99 each. The car sets contain six brightly-colored
plastic racing cars in a cardboard blister package. Each racing car has a number on the
hood and a decal on the air foil, behind the engine, that reads "Fire Bird."
PROBLEM: During routine testing of the cars by the Connecticut Department of Consumer
Protection, the wheels and axles separated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young
WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the cars away from young children immediately and
return the cars to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information
about this recall, consumers may call McCrory at: (800) 284-3704.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
McCrory Stores, York, PA and Crest Industries Corp., Deer Park, NY are voluntarily
recalling 28,800 "Mini Racer F-1" racing car sets, item number 3360. During
routine testing of the racing cars by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection,
the wheels and axles separated, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.
The car sets contain six brightly-colored plastic "Mini Racer F-1" racing cars
in a cardboard blister package. The racing cars measure 3-1/2 inches long and 1-1/4 inches
wide. Each car has the following: a number on the hood, two sets of wheels in the front
and one set in the back, a silver engine, an air foil with a decal that reads "Fire
Bird," and a driver sitting in the seat. The label on the blister package reads in
part: "ITEM NO. 3360 . . . MADE IN CHINA."
The "Mini Racer F-1" racing cars were imported by Crest Industries from China
and distributed by McCrory nationwide between November 1, 1992 and May 31, 1993. The
racing car sets were sold at Britts, Elmore, McCrory, H.L. Green, Kress, McClellan, T. G.
& Y., Silver, J.J. Newberry, G.C. Murphy, and some independent variety stores. They
sold for $.99 each.
Consumers are urged to take the cars away from young children immediately and return the
toys to the stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumers who have questions about
this recall may contact McCrory toll-free at: (800) 284-3704.
Neither CPSC nor McCrory and Crest are aware of any injuries involving these racing cars.
This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The
potentially hazardous toys were identified by the Connecticut Department of Consumer
CPSC 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 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated
each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdicition.
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
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