April 5, 2000Reports of Smoking and Melting
Prompt Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot Games Recall
Plainview, NY (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toymax Inc. is voluntarily recalling
approximately 435,000 Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games to replace the game cartridges.
The skeet shoot games' cartridges can be defective, and can cause the projector to
overheat, melt and smoke, presenting a risk of burns to consumers.
Toymax has received 100 reports of
projectors overheating, melting and smoking. A consumer reportedly suffering a minor burn
injury on the hand, and damages included two scorched carpets and one scorched bedspread.
The Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot
game sets are an indoor image projecting game systems that include Duck Shoot and Deer
Hunter games. The game sets includes a toy pump-action rifle with a simulated laser scope
and realistic shooting sounds when fired.
The Duck Shoot game has a gray rifle
and projector. The Deer Hunter game has a camouflage rifle and projector. "ARCADIA
ELECTRONIC SKEET SHOOT" is written on a label on the projector. Writing on the bottom
of the projector includes "1998 TOYMAX," "PATENT PENDING" and
"MADE IN CHINA."
Meteor Attack and Fighter Attack game
cartridges, which are used with the Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games, are sold
separately. The Meteor Attack cartridge is silver and the Fighter Attack cartridge is
Toy and discount department stores
nationwide, including Toys R Us, Sam's Club, K·B ToysTM and Costco, sold these games from
October 1998 through March 2000 for about $65.
Consumers should stop using these
games immediately and remove the game cartridge from the console.
To receive a free replacement game
cartridge or for more information, contact Toymax at (800) 477-6215 anytime. Consumers
also can go to the company web site at www.toymax.com. Consumers should not return these
games or cartridges to stores.
New and replacement game cartridges
are orange. All the Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games cartridges that are not orange
should be replaced.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers April 5, 2000.
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