|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 8, 2000
Revised July 10, 2001
Release # 00-063b
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products.
Race Car Collectibles Recalled by Action Performance Companies
PRODUCT: Race Car Collectibles - Action Performance Companies Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz., is recalling about 1,600 race car collectibles, which are illuminated race car panels. The race car is etched into a glass panel, measuring about 11 inches long, 6 inches wide, and .25 inch thick. The glass panel sits in a black plastic base, which is equipped with a fluorescent light and plug. The available glass panels include the Tony Stewart Home Depot Car, Jeff Gordon Dupont Car, Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Car and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Car. The recalled collectibles are model numbers W9927077, W9927308, W9927019, and W9927215. The model number is found on a sticker affixed to the "Action Racing Collectibles, Inc." box. Specialty stores nationwide sold the product during December 1999 for about $75.
PROBLEM: The fluorescent light base of the unit becomes extremely hot and can melt, presenting a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the fluorescent light bases immediately. The firm is out of business. Owners of these products should immediately discard or destroy them.
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