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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 1998

Release # 98-118
CPSC: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
OSCAR MAYER: Kathy Knuth
(847) 646-2666

CPSC, Oscar Mayer Announce Recall to Replace Decals on Pedal Cars Because of Lead Hazard

CPSC, Oscar Mayer Announce Recall to Replace Decals on Pedal Cars Because of Lead HazardWashington D,C - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Oscar Mayer Foods Corp., of Madison, Wis., is recalling the decals on about 16,000 Oscar Mayer Wienermobile pedal cars. These decals contain high levels of lead. High levels of lead presents a poisoning hazard to young children if ingested.

Oscar Mayer is not aware of any illnesses or injuries involving this product. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of illness or injury.

These hot dog-shaped pedal cars are orange and yellow, and measure about 46 inches in length. They are intended for children 3 to 7 years of age. Decals on these cars are located on the front, back, sides and interior panels of the pedal cars.

Grocery stores in the U.S. and Canada distributed many of these pedal cars through special promotions and also sold a small number by mail order from June 1995 through May 1998. The cars were not available for purchase in retail stores.

Consumers should immediately stop children from playing with these pedal cars. Consumers should call (800) 433-9361 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday for instructions on how to receive new decals to replace the old decals.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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