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CPSC, Nikko America Announce Recall of Radio-Control Toy Trucks

CPSC, Nikko America Inc., of Plano, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 287,000 radio-control toy trucks. A problem with the circuit board causes the toy truck to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Firm's Contact Number: (800) 736-4556

April 13, 2004

 

Release # 04-117


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nikko America Inc., of Plano, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 287,000 radio-control toy trucks. A problem with the circuit board causes the toy truck to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Nikko America has received five reports of the toy trucks overheating, resulting in minor property damage caused by fire and smoke. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled toy trucks were manufactured from April 2003 through January 2004. The trucks are 1/10 scale models (approximately 18 inches in length) of the Chevy Avalanche (model 100021A), the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (model 100022A and 100022B), the Hummer Wagon (model 100023A and 100023B) and the Ford F150 (model 100024A and 100024B). Model numbers can be found on the body of the truck, along with the vehicle make and model names.

Major toy and discount department stores nationwide sold the toy trucks from July 2003 through February 2004 for about $60.

Consumers should stop using the toy trucks and contact Nikko America for instructions on returning the product for a free circuit board replacement. Contact Nikko America toll-free at (800) 736-4556 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

This recall includes only the model names and numbers listed above.

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