|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|November 10, 1986
|Release # 86-069
"McDonald's and CPSC Announce Exchange for LEGO Building Set Toys Because of Choking Hazard"
WASHINGTON, DC -- McDonald's and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today asked customers with children younger than three who received LEGO Building Sets at McDonald's Restaurants between October 31 and November 7 to exchange them for DUPLO Building Sets designed by the LEGO Company for children under three. LEGO Building Sets have been safety tested and meet all mandatory and voluntary toy regulations. However, these sets contain small parts which could present a hazard if given to children younger than three.
No incidents have been reported with any building sets distributed at McDonald's during this time.
McDonald's is running a four week promotion of LEGO Building Sets for children three and older, and PDPLO Building Sets without small parts for children younger than three.
During the first week of promotion, some McDonald's may not have had available DUPLO Building Sets for children under three.
The LEGO Building Set package have solid colored borders and a warning on the front panel that the building sets contain small parts and are not intended for children younger than three. DUPLO Building Sets have a dotted border.
Consumers who want to obtain further information may call McDonald's Customer Relations Department at (312) 575- 6198 or CPSC toll free hotline at 800-638-CPSC. The CPSC 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.
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