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CPSC Announces Toy Recall

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Recall Date:
April 11, 1977

Recall Details



April 11, 1977


Release # 77-033

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Apr. 11) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced the recall of three electric toy road racing sets and certain power pack transformers sold separately. These items fail to comply with Federal regulations for electrically-operated toys and are, therefore, banned from sale.

The recalled items, all distributed by Strombecker Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, are "ROAD AMERICA RACE SET - Model #9900," "MONZA ROAD RACE SET - Model #9902," "CAN AM ROAD RACE SET - Model #9924" and replacement power pack toy transformer Model #9703-G.

Road Race Set Model numbers 9900, 9902 and 9924 contain power pack toy transformers which fail to comply with certain requirements of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) and pose a potential electrical shock hazard to the user. No injuries associated with these toys have been reported to the Commission.

The power pack toy transformers are colored blue-gold or blue-yellow with a black base, the casing is labeled in part, "Power Pack Toy Transformer" near two rivets on either side of the on-off switch and hole in the base. The toys were distributed nationwide to hobby and toy stores.

Electric toys are subject to regulation under the FHSA which requires banned toys to be repurchased or replaced by the manufacturer, distributor and dealer.

Strombecker Corporation, in compliance with the FHSA regulations, is asking consumers to return the toy to place of purchase or directly to the manufacturer-- Strombecker Corporation, 66 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60624, telephone (312)638-1000 -- for a full refund including tax and reasonably necessary transportation costs or replacement if the consumer agrees to it. The Commission learned of this product as a result of a nationwide electric toy survey it conducted late last year. The Commission's Chicago Area 3ffice is monitoring the recall.

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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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