McCrory Corporation Recalls Play Cars Because Of Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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DECEMBER 24, 1991

(301) 504-7908

Release # 92-037

 

McCrory Corporation Recalls Play Cars Because Of Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McCrory Corporation of York, PA is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 units of "Play Cars," model no. 25 because the tires could detach and become a choking hazard to young children.

These hollow plastic 4-1/2 inch cars were sold in sets of eight with two cars each in yellow, red, green, and blue. The solid black tires are held on with a metal axle. Each car has an embossed rear-windshield wiper, front windshield wipers and the words "INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA" on the undercarriage.

These toy cars were sold nationwide between September 1, 1989 and December 12, 1991, by Bargain Time, Britts, Elmore, McCrory, H.L. Green, Kress, McClellan, T.G. & Y., Silver Kittinger, Newberry Stores, G.C. Murphy and some independent variety stores. Each set sold for approximately $2.29. The cardboard header reads in part: "Play Cars, 8 Colorful, Freewheeling Cars. No. 25, Made in Argentina by Andresito..."

Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. These potentially hazardous toys were identified by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Consumers are urged to take the "Play Cars" 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 McCrory Corporation toll-free at 1-800-284-3704.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.