March 12, 2001Burger King and Alcone Recall
Kid's Meal Toys
FL (SafetyAlerts) - Burger King
Corp. and Alcone Marketing Group, of Irvine, Calif., announced a recall today affecting
about 400,000 "Rattling, Paddling Riverboat" toddler toys because of a potential
choking hazard to young children. The toys were distributed in Burger King Kid's Meals.
Metal pins with plastic caps that attach the paddle wheel to the riverboat toy can come
out and pose a choking hazard.
Burger King Corp. has received 10 reports that the pin on the toy came out. One child was
found with the pin in her mouth. Her father removed it and no injuries have been reported.
Alcone Marketing Group imported the toys for Burger King. The "Rattling, Paddling
Riverboat" toys are red plastic boats about 2 to 3 inches in diameter. The captain
figure squeaks when it is pushed down. When the boat is moved across the floor, beads in
the boat's paddle wheel make a rattle sound. The following words are imprinted on the
bottom of the boat, "Sassy, MFG FOR BURGER KING CORP, MADE IN CHINA." The
packaging says "Toddler Toys For Kids Under Three Years Old."
Burger King restaurants nationwide distributed the riverboat toys inside Kid's Meals in
January and February 2001.
Parents should immediately take the toy away from children and call (800) 661-9173 for
instructions on returning the toy for a free, replacement toy. Information also is
available at Burger King's web site at www.burgerking.com.
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