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May 19, 1997

Release # 97-124
CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Toy Police Cars

CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Toy Police CarsWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price Inc. of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 17,000 toy police cars sold since February 1997. The back of some cars could crack and break apart, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Fisher-Price Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy cars. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The police car is part of the Little People Roadside RescueTM vehicle set. The set includes one white and blue police car; one yellow tow truck; one red passenger car; three figures including an auto mechanic, a police officer, and a driver; two orange traffic cones; one red stop sign; and one yellow yield sign. The police car is made of plastic. The upper part of the car is white and the lower part of the car is blue. There are blue star cutouts on both sides of the car. The car has black wheels. The police car is the only toy in the set involved in the recall.

The vehicle set is packaged in a cardboard box labeled in part, "Fisher-Price Little People Roadside RescueTM...Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs...72394." The vehicle set is visible through a plastic window on the box.

Major toy stores and mass merchandise outlets nationwide have sold the vehicle set since February 1997 for about $8.

Consumers who have purchased the vehicle set since February 1997 should take the police car away from young children immediately and call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 407-6479. Consumers will receive a replacement vehicle free of charge.

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