|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|December 20, 1988|
|Release # 88-113|
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Acme Premium Supply-Corp. of St. Louis, Missouri today announced the voluntary recall of Plastic Racing Cars item C805, Plastic Jetplanes item C822 and Plastic Speedcycle item C900 which were distributed as prizes at carnivals and fairs. Each item is contained in a package indicating that it is not recommended for children under three years of age. On all three toys, the small wheels may present a potential choking hazard for young children.
The U.S. Customs Service identified the potentially hazardous toys at the Port of Seattle during "Operation Toyland," a joint surveillance program with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The carnival toys are made of light, bendable plastic in The "Supersonic Jetplane" and the "Speedcycle" are 4 3/4" long, and the "Racinq Car" is 3" long. The small, black wheels an the toys, which measure 1/2" to 3/4", are single or double wheels on an axle, which snap into slots on the underside of the toys.
Although the CPSC and Acme Premium Supply Corp. have not received reports of any injuries involving these plastic toys, consumers should take the toys away from young children and discard them. Approximately 22,000 of these toys were imported from Hong Kong and distributed to the amusement industry since January 1, 1983.
Anyone wishing additional information about this recall may contact Acme Premium Supply Corp. 4100 Forest Park Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63108 or call 1-800-325-7888.
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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