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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued April 13, 2004, Last Revised December 6, 2006
Release # 04-117
Firm's Contact Number: (800) 736-4556
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

Note: Phone Number Change, Web site deletion

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

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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