|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|February 03, 1987
|Release # 87-006
Toy Importers Initiate Limited Recall of An Ambi Mini Racer
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Playspaces International, Sudbury, Massachusetts, and U.S. Toy Company Inc., Grandview, Missouri, announced a voluntary limited recall from consumers of the yellow plastic hat from the "driver" of a toy car called Ambi Mini Racer, Model E666. The hat is a small part which could present a choking hazard to children younger than three. Consumers are offered an incentive of a $1.00 premium to return the hat to the retail store where the Mini Racer was purchased.
Since January 1984, Playspaces International has distributed nationwide approximately 6,800 of the mini racers. During the same period U.S. Toy Company has distributed 905 of the Mini Racers sold only through their Catalog or in one of their own U.S. Toy retail outlets in California, Illinois, Kansas and Texas. Mini Racer sells at retail for approximately $12.00.
Consumers should remove this hat from the Ambi Mini Racer immediately and return it to the retail store where purchased for the $1.00 premium. The CPSC is not aware of any report of deaths or injuries involving this toy.
For further information, consumers may call Playspaces International at 617-443-7146, U.S. Toy Company Inc. at 816-761-5900 or the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.