|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 1998
Release # 98-067
|Company Phone Number: (888) 468-4356, ext. 8302
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Rite Aid Corp. Announce Recall of Two Flying Dolls
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rite Aid Corp. of Camp Hill, Pa., is recalling about 12,000 Cyber Fighter and Flying Angel dolls. During use, the wings of these flying dolls can break off, and possibly cause serious eye injuries to consumers.
CPSC and Rite Aid have received one report of a doll's wing breaking off during use,resulting in a laceration above the eye of a nearby child.
The Cyber Fighter doll, measuring about 5 1/2 inches tall, is made of plastic, and has black pants, silver arms, a helmet with black goggles, gold boots and a yellow lightning bolt on a red vest. Its arms are strapped onto black wings with red tips, which are outstretched from the doll's body. The doll can be attached to a blue plastic launcher with gold trim by a stand under its feet. The words, "CHAP MEI CHINA" are printed on the launcher.
The Flying Angel doll, measuring about 6 inches tall, is dressed in a blue and purple tutu with gold trim. The doll has pink stockings and a purple bow in its orange hair. Its outstretched arms are attached to pink wings with red tips. The launcher is pink with the words, "Flying Angel" written in the white trim. The handle that pulls the string is gold.
Both dolls are packaged on colorful cardboad backers with their launcher and are covered with clear plastic. "Agglo" and "MADE IN CHINA" are printed on the bottom front of the packages.
Rite Aid drug stores in the eastern U.S. sold the dolls from February 1997 through January 1998 for about $3.
Consumers should stop using the dolls immediately and return them to any Rite Aid store for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Rite Aid Corp. toll-free at (888) 468-4356, ext. 8302 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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