McCrory Corporation Recalls Funny Zig-Zag Copter And Wind-Up Circus Wagon

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June 20, 1991

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McCrory Corporation Recalls Funny Zig-Zag Copter And Wind-Up Circus Wagon

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McCrory Corporation, York, PA is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,800 "Funny Zig-Zag Copter" toys, item number THK3309 (model number 832X12A) and 1,500 "Wind-Up Circus Wagon" toys, item number THK4766 (model number 9026W). When CPSC tested the toys in accordance with regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, small parts separated posing a potential choking hazard for young children.

The "Funny Zig-Zag Copter" is a toy helicopter that has a propeller, a rotor, two wheels and is activated by a wind-up key located on the left side. The helicopter comes in an array of colors (yellow, blue, red) with a sticker of a clown in the cockpit. On both sides of the helicopter is a sticker that reads "Funny Circus." The wheels from the helicopter separated during CPSC testing creating a small parts hazard with this toy.

The "Wind-Up Circus Wagon" consists of a four-wheeled carriage towed by a pony with decals on both sides that have a picture of a clown and the word "CIRCUS", a kitten with moveable arms playing a saxophone that makes a toot-toot sound, a little bear playing cymbals in beat with the saxophone, a monkey riding a giraffe, and a wind-up turn-key that activates the wagon when the switch located on the back of the wagon is turned on. The label located underneath the toy's box reads in part "Made in China Expressly for YDC, York, PA 17402." The saxophone, cymbals, arms, and hats separated during CPSC testing, creating a small parts hazard with this toy.

The Wind-Up Circus Wagon imported by McCrory Corporation, was sold nationwide by Bargain Time, Britts, Elmore, McCrory, H.L. Green, Kress, McClellan, T. G. & Y., Silver, Kittinger, Newberry, G. C. Murphy stores and some independent variety stores from January 1, 1988 through December 21, 1990 and sold for $4.99 each.

The Zig-Zag Copter, imported by McCrory Corporation, was sold nationwide by Bargain Times, Britts, Elmore, McCrory, H.L. Green, Kress, McClellan, T. G. & Y., Silver, Kittinger, Newberry, G. C. Murphy stores and some independent variety stores from January 1, 1983 through December 21, 1990 and sold for $1.99 each.

Consumers are urged to take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact McCrory Corporation toll free at 1-800-284-3704.

Neither the CPSC nor McCrory Corporation is aware of any injuries involving these products. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Port of Los Angeles during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs surveillance program.

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 29 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.