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February 23, 1995

Release # 95-084
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

CPSC, Arcotoys Inc. Announce Disney Play 'N Pop Activity Toy Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Arcotoys Inc., a Mattel Company in Westbury, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling 200,000 of its portable Disney Play 'N Pop Activity Toys.

Arcotoys received 13 consumer reports that the small purple key, shaped like Mickey Mouse's head, broke off from the toy, creating a potential choking hazard for young children. Although no injuries have been reported to Arcotoys, several consumers reported that their children started to choke on the toy pieces. While testing by the company shows that the product complies with CPSC and industry standards, Arcotoys is taking this action to prevent possible future injuries.

This activity toy, for children 9 to 36 months of age, has five brightly colored pop-up Disney cartoon figures shaped like Baby Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy characters. Children activate the pop-up figures with panel controls that include the Mickey Mouse key.

The Disney Play 'N Pop toys were produced in China and Mexico. Only Play 'N Pop toys (No. 66004) produced in China are being recalled. The recalled toys, which sold nation- wide in 1994 for about $13 in toy, department, and specialty stores, can be identified by the word "China" molded in the bottom of the toys.

Consumers should take the toys away from children immediately and return the Disney Play 'N Pop toys with the word "China" on the bottom by mail to Arcotoys, Attention: Nancy Nelson, 15930 East Valley Boulevard, City of Industry, CA 91744. Consumers will receive a full refund, including postage, and a discount coupon toward the purchase of an other Arcotoys product. Consumers can also call Arcotoys at (800) 442-2664. Some retailers may also provide refunds for the toy.

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