November 17, 1995
Release # 96-025
|CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Paragon Racing Products Inc. Announce
Recall of Ground Effects Tire Traction Compound
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Paragon Racing Products, Inc.of Waconia, Minn.,
is voluntarily recalling approximately 75,000 4 - and 8-fluid ounce containers of Ground
Effects Tire Traction Compound. The product, which contains methyl salicylate, was not
packaged with child- resistant closures. The product is toxic and can cause serious injury
or death if it is accidentally ingested.
The Ground Effects Tire Traction Compound is used by hobbyists on the tires of model
racing cars to help provide traction. Approximately 75,000 cans were sold nationwide in
hobby supply stores from 1989 to August, 1995. The 4-fluid ounce package sold for
approximately $6.50 and the 8-fluid ounce size for $10.50.
Consumers should discontinue use of the product and call Paragon Racing Products at (612)
442-6364 to receive a free safety closure. Consumers can also write to Paragon at 340
Industrial Boulevard, Waconia, Minn. 55387.
Under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, products containing more than 5% methyl
salicylate are required to be packaged in containers with child-resistant packaging.
Paragon Racing Products and CPSC are not aware of any injuries associated with this
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