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February 17, 1998

Release # 98-067
CPSC: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Rite Aid Corp. Announce Recall of Two Flying Dolls

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rite Aid Corp. of Camp Hill, Pa., is recalling about 12,000 Cyber Fighter and Flying Angel dolls. During use, the wings of these flying dolls can break off, and possibly cause serious eye injuries to consumers.

CPSC and Rite Aid have received one report of a doll's wing breaking off during use,resulting in a laceration above the eye of a nearby child.

The Cyber Fighter doll, measuring about 5 1/2 inches tall, is made of plastic, and has black pants, silver arms, a helmet with black goggles, gold boots and a yellow lightning bolt on a red vest. Its arms are strapped onto black wings with red tips, which are outstretched from the doll's body. The doll can be attached to a blue plastic launcher with gold trim by a stand under its feet. The words, "CHAP MEI CHINA" are printed on the launcher.

The Flying Angel doll, measuring about 6 inches tall, is dressed in a blue and purple tutu with gold trim. The doll has pink stockings and a purple bow in its orange hair. Its outstretched arms are attached to pink wings with red tips. The launcher is pink with the words, "Flying Angel" written in the white trim. The handle that pulls the string is gold.

Both dolls are packaged on colorful cardboad backers with their launcher and are covered with clear plastic. "Agglo" and "MADE IN CHINA" are printed on the bottom front of the packages.

Rite Aid drug stores in the eastern U.S. sold the dolls from February 1997 through January 1998 for about $3.

Consumers should stop using the dolls immediately and return them to any Rite Aid store for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Rite Aid Corp. toll-free at (888) 468-4356, ext. 8302 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday

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