|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued April 5, 2000
Revised January 23, 2004
Release # 00-091
|Company Phone Number: (877) 875-2557
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: New responding company and contact information
CPSC, Toymax Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Skeet Shoot Game Cartridges
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toymax Inc., of Plainview, N.Y., voluntarily recalled approximately 435,000 Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games to replace the game cartridges. The skeet shoot games' cartridges can be defective, and can cause the projector to overheat, melt and smoke, presenting a risk of burns to consumers.
Toymax has received 100 reports of projectors overheating, melting and smoking. A consumer reportedly suffering a minor burn injury on the hand, and damages included two scorched carpets and one scorched bedspread.
The Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot game sets are an indoor image projecting game systems that include Duck Shoot and Deer Hunter games. The game sets includes a toy pump-action rifle with a simulated laser scope and realistic shooting sounds when fired. The Duck Shoot game has a gray rifle and projector. The Deer Hunter game has a camouflage rifle and projector. "ARCADIA ELECTRONIC SKEET SHOOT" is written on a label on the projector. Writing on the bottom of the projector includes "1998 TOYMAX," "PATENT PENDING" and "MADE IN CHINA." Meteor Attack and Fighter Attack game cartridges, which are used with the Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games, are sold separately. The Meteor Attack cartridge is silver and the Fighter Attack cartridge is black.
Toy and discount department stores nationwide, including Toys R Us, Sam's Club, K·B Toys™ and Costco, sold these games from October 1998 through March 2000 for about $65.
Consumers should stop using these games immediately and remove the game cartridge from the console. To receive a free replacement game cartridge or for more information, contact JAKKS Pacific, Inc., which bought out Toymax, at (877) 875-2557 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time, excluding holidays. Consumers can also contact the company by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail at Consumer Relations, c/o JAKKS Pacific, Inc., 22619 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 250, Malibu, CA 90265 (please include name, address and phone number when mailing or emailing the company). Consumers should not return these games or cartridges to stores.
New and replacement game cartridges are orange. All the Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games cartridges that are not orange should be replaced.
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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