March 5, 2001McDonald's Recalls "Scooter
Bug" Happy Meal Toys
Oakbrook, IL (SafetyAlerts) - McDonald's Corp. said
today it is voluntarily recalling about 234,000 "Scooter Bug" toys. The toys
were distributed with McDonald's Happy Meals for children under 3 years of age. The bug's
antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
McDonald's has received two reports of children choking and one report of a child gagging
on the broken off antenna.
The Scooter Bug toy is about 3 inches
long and 2 1/2 inch wide. When rolled across the floor, the bug's legs move back and
forth. The bug has a yellow face with red antennas, orange feet and a purple body with
green spots. The words "Fisher Price" are on the top of the toy. The words
"MFG.FOR MCD CORP.CHINA" are on the rear of the toy.
McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. and Canada distributed the toys with Happy Meals from
November 2000 through February 2001.
Parents should take the toy away from children immediately and return the toy to any
McDonald's restaurant for a replacement toy. For more information, consumers should visit
McDonald's web site at www.mcdonalds.com.
Questions about this recall should be directed to CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772.
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