July 31, 2001Burger King and Alcone Recall
2.6 Million Kids Meal Toys
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FL (SafetyAlerts) - Burger King
Corporation, of and Alcone Marketing Group, of Irvine, Calif., are recalling a combined
total of 2.6 million "Hourglass Space Sprout" and "Look for Me
Bumblebee" toddler toys. The toys can break causing small beads or balls to be
released, which poses a choking or aspiration hazard to young children. The toys were
distributed in Burger King® Kids Meals for children under three years old.
Burger King Corporation has received 18 reports of the toys breaking. There are six
incidents where children had the balls or beads in their mouth, but no injuries were
The Hourglass Space Sprout" is a multi-colored toy with a green, smiling head;
a clear hourglass, filled with beads; and two red balls with yellow spots as arms. The
Look for Me Bumblebee has a purple base with a green leaf, a yellow head, and
three rings that fit over the head. When the recalled toys are shaken the beads inside
make a rattle sound. On the back of the toys are the words, Sassy®,
Burger KingTM, and MADE IN CHINA. The packaging says,
Toddler Toys For Kids Under Three Years Old.
Burger King® restaurants nationwide distributed the toys inside Kids Meals from January
2001 through July 2001. Alcone Marketing Group imported the toys for Burger King
Parents should immediately take the toys away from children and call (800) 661-9173 for
instructions on returning the toy for a free, replacement toy.
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