Inventory Liquidators Corp. Recalls Action Copter Happy Bird And Action Land-Cruiser Wanderer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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March 19, 1991

(301) 504-7908

Release # 91-046

 

Inventory Liquidators Corp. Recalls Action Copter Happy Bird And Action Land-Cruiser Wanderer

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inventory Liquidators Corp., Itasca, IL is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,150 pieces of the "Action Copter HAPPY BIRD" (model number 7811B) and 1,150 pieces of the "Action Land-Cruiser WANDERER" (model number 7815B) because of small parts that could pose fatal choking and aspiration hazards to young children.

When the CPSC tested the toys in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, small parts such as wheels and rotor blades detached from the "Action Copter HAPPY BIRD" and small parts such as the bumper, antenna, windshield and wheels detached from the "Action Land-Cruiser WANDERER."

The "Action Copter HAPPY BIRD" is a plastic wind-up toy helicopter approximately five inches long. The helicopter is brightly colored in red with white rotor blades, five "HAPPY BIRD" insignias, a pilot wearing a red cap, three wheels (two back wheels and one front wheel), and one blue turn key at the base of the helicopter. The turn key activates the wheels, rotates the blades and jiggles the pilot up and down. The toy is packaged in a cardboard blister pack labeled in part "No. 7811B, Made in China."

The "Action Land-Cruiser WANDERER" is a plastic wind-up toy vehicle approximately four and one-half inches long. The vehicle is brightly colored in red with a rotating radar antenna, three "WANDERER" decals, a driver wearing a red cap, four black wheels and one blue turn key at the base of the vehicle. The turn key activates the wheels, rotates the radar antenna and jiggles the driver up and down. The toy is packaged in a cardboard blister pack labeled in part "No. 7815B, Made in China."

The toys, imported by Inventory Liquidators Corp., were sold in retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin from May 1990 to September 1990 for approximately $1.50 each.

The potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Port of Chicago during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs surveillance program. Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Inventory Liquidators Corp. at 1-708-250-7575 or write the firm at 1100 Maplewood Drive, Itasca, IL 60143.

The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000 different types of consumer products fall within the Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 30 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.