|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
|February 8, 2000
|Release # 00-063
Pull Toys and Race Car Collectibles Recalls
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Pull Toys - Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 3,400 pull toys. The wooden wheels and pegs attached to the toy could come off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
- 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 fluorescent light base of the unit becomes extremely hot and can melt, presenting a fire hazard.
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