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February 8, 2000

Action Performance Collectible Race Car Panels Recalled for Fire Hazard

Action Performance Collectible Race Car Panels Recalled for Fire HazardPhoenix, AZ (SafetyAlerts) - Action Performance Companies Inc. is recalling about 1,600 race car collectibles, which are illuminated race car panels.  The fluorescent light base of the unit becomes extremely hot and can melt, presenting a fire hazard.

The race car is etched into a glass panel, measuring about 11 inches long, 6 inches wide, and .25 inch thick. The glass panel sits in a black plastic base, which is equipped with a fluorescent light and plug.

The available glass panels include the Tony Stewart Home Depot Car, Jeff Gordon Dupont Car, Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Car and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Car.

The recalled collectibles are model numbers W9927077, W9927308, W9927019, and W9927215. The model number is found on a sticker affixed to the "Action Racing Collectibles, Inc." box. Specialty stores nationwide sold the product during December 1999 for about $75.

Consumers should stop using the fluorescent light bases immediately and contact the company to receive a free replacement base.

For instructions on receiving the replacement base, contact Action Performance Companies toll-free at (888) 810-4057 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.

Consumers also can access the company's web site at or write to:
Action Performance Companies
4707 E. Baseline Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers February 8, 2000.

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