|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2000
Release # 00-136
|Kellogg's Recall Hotline: (800) 962-0037
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Kellogg Company Announce Recall of Toy Cars Inside Boxes of Cereal
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kellogg Company, of Battle Creek, Mich., is recalling 837,000 toy cars, that were packed inside some Kellogg's cereal boxes. The tires can detach from the wheels of these cars, posing a choking hazard for young children.
Kellogg has received two reports of the tires detaching from the wheels of these toy cars. No injuries have been reported.
These Nascar® Pull'N Go Hot Wheels® style toy cars are red and yellow with a white hood. Pulling the car backwards a few inches on a surface causes it to go forward. "Kellogg's™," is written on the hood, and the number "5™" and "Terry Labonte™" is written on the roof. The words "China" and "MFG. FOR KELLOGG CO.™, © 2000" are molded into the plastic underframe. No other Kellogg's® Pull'N Go cars or Hot Wheels® cars are part of this recall.
Various club and a few grocery stores nationwide sold these cars in specially marked packages of Kellogg's® Tri-Fun-Pak™ 40-ounce box, Kellogg's® Froot Loops® 43.6-ounce box, Kellogg's® Mini-Wheats® Frosted Bite Size 58.8-ounce box, and Kellogg's® Crispix® 31.4-ounce box. The cars were distributed inside boxes of these cereals from March 2000 through June 2000.
Consumers should take these toy cars away from young children immediately, and send the cars to Kellogg to get a free replacement item and reimbursement for postage. Send the car, along with your name and address to Kellogg Company, P.O. Box 185654, Battle Creek MI 49018-5654. For more information, visit Kellogg's web site (note - recall no longer available on firm's web site) or call Kellogg Co. at (800) 962-0037 anytime.
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
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