|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT CPSC: Nychelle White
|March 10, 1997
|Release # 97-082
||CONTACT Wendy's: Denny Lynch
CPSC and Determined Productions Inc. Announce Recall of Wendy's Felix the Cat Roller Fun Balls
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),Determined Productions Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 800,000 Felix the Cat roller fun balls distributed with kids' meals at Wendy's restaurants. The glued seam holding both halves of the ball may separate releasing small plastic fish from inside the ball. The small fish present a potential choking hazard to young children.
Wendy's has received two reports of the glued halves of the ball separating and one child starting to choke on the small fish inside. No injuries have been reported.
The Felix the Cat roller fun ball is a clear plastic ball containing a plastic figure of Felix the Cat and four small, plastic fish. The fish are colored red, yellow, purple, and green. The plastic ball is 2 1/2 inches in diameter and the fish measure 5/8 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. The balls were packaged in a plastic bag labeled in part, "FELIX THE CAT...ROLLER FUN BALL...WENDY'S KIDS' MEAL."
The balls were distributed with kids' meals at Wendy's restaurants nationwide from February 10 through March 4, 1997.
Consumers should immediately take these balls away from young children and return them to their local Wendy's restaurant for a free replacement toy. For more information, consumers should call Wendy's International Inc. at (800) 443-7266.
No other Felix the Cat toys distributed with Wendy's kids' meals are included in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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