July 21, 2000Fisher-Price Recalls Big
Action Construction Toys
Aurora, NY (SafetyAlerts) -
Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 267,000 Big ActionTM Construction toys. The
toy is a large plastic construction set that features a rotating crane that sits on top of
a construction site. The crane has a bucket that is attached by a 25-inch strap. The
bucket can be raised and lowered by using a turning crank on the crane. Children can wrap
the 25-inch strap around their necks, posing a strangulation hazard.
Fisher-Price has received 16 reports of children wrapping the strap around their necks.
Seven children suffered minor injuries.
The recalled Big Action Construction toys are model number 72028. The model number is on
the underside of the toy. The toy has a brown base with a yellow and silver crane and a
blue drawbridge. "Fisher- Price" is written on the crane. The toy has two
construction vehicles and a number of boulders. Only models with a 25-inch strap attached
to the crane are being recalled.
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold the Big Action Construction toys nationwide
from January 1997 through June 2000 for about $60.
Consumers should cut the 25-inch strap off of the toy immediately and throw the strap
away. Fisher-Price will provide a free replacement crane boom and bucket with a 12-inch
strap so that children cannot wrap it around their necks.
To participate in this recall, or for
more information, consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 821-0077 anytime.
The product remedies are available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can visit the
Fisher-Price Customer Service page here for
more information (product recall information is under "Step 3").
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers July 21, 2000.
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