September 2, 1998
Release # 98-161
|CPSC CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Tara Toy Corp. Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tara Toy Corp. of Hauppauge, N.Y., is
voluntarily recalling about 670,000 Flying Warrior dolls. During use, the wings of these
flying dolls can break off, causing serious injuries to consumers.
CPSC and Tara Toy Corp. have received four reports of the doll's wing breaking off during
use. Two children suffered serious eye injuries, including a shattered iris and cataract
development that required an artificial lens, and resulted in partial loss of sight. A cut
under the eye and a broken front tooth also have resulted.
The Flying Warrior dolls, measuring about 7 inches tall, are made of colored and metallic
plastic. There are four warriors: "Rotor," "Blades," "Gyro"
and "Spin." The warriors have plastic metallic bodies with green, blue, red, and
yellow uniform accents. Their arms are attached to yellow or red wings with accent colors.
The warriors are placed on launchers, which have a pull cord to release the doll into the
air. The launchers also have a foam missile that can be released into the air. The words,
"Made in China" are embossed onto the back of the warrior's leg. "Tara Toy
Corp...Made in China" is embossed on the launcher.
The dolls are packaged in colorful cardboard window boxes. "Flying
Warriors...Tara" is printed on the front of the box.
Toy stores nationwide sold the dolls from April 1995 through December 1997 for about $7.
Consumers should stop using the dolls immediately and return them to the store where
purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call
Tara Toy Corp. toll-free at (888) 669-7087 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through
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
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