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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 1994

Release # 95-047
CPSC: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1193

Kidpower Recalls Cars In "Zap Zap Racetrack" Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kidpower Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling and replacing cars in about 18,000 "Zap Zap Racetrack" car sets.

Kidpower reported to CPSC that the manufacturer misassembled or failed to assemble some of the cars in the sets. Wheels and other small components on the cars present a potential choking hazard to young children.

Neither CPSC nor Kidpower is aware of any injuries involving this toy; this recall is conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The toy contains two curve tracks, one start ramp section, two GT race cars, four flagpoles, and labels. While the race cars come constructed, consumers must assemble the racetrack before use.

The toy was sold nationwide from January to December 1994 through Fingerhut catalogue sales, Toys-R-Us, and other retailers for about $20.00.

The toy cars should be taken away from young children immediately. For replacement instructions, consumers can contact Kidpower at (800) 545-7529 Ext. 230, or write the company at 8005 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027. Fingerhut will directly notify each of their customers by providing instructions for replacing the toy cars.

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 obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.


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