Safety Modification Required For Fisher-Price Fun Bus To Prevent Choking Hazard

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Originally issued March 15, 1990; Revised October 29, 2002

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Release # 90-050

 

Safety Modification Required For Fisher-Price Fun Bus To Prevent Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced that it is asking consumers to modify the No. 1019 Fun Bus to eliminate a possible choking hazard.

The Fun Bus, introduced in 1989, is a yellow bus with various activities, including a pop-up puppy, which is activated by rotating a roller on the front of the roof. The roller is wrapped with a thin band of decorative plastic with letters and numbers printed on it. Fisher-Price has received approximately seven reports of children chewing on the toy's roller. A few children have removed the decorative plastic band from the roller and began choking on it. This could result in a life-threatening situation for a child.

Consumers owning a Fun Bus should immediately remove this plastic band by tearing it with a ball-point pen and then removing it from the roller. The band should then be discarded. Consumers with questions should contact Fisher-Price at 1-800-233-4004.

Fisher-Price has sold about 160,000 of the toys nationwide. The approximate retail price is $16.99.

Fisher-Price's new production of the Fun Bus does not contain a plastic band on the roller.