April 20, 1988  
Release # 88-023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Schaper "Speed Wheels" ride-on toys, which have been associated with eight incidents of laceration or fingertip severance, are the subject of a repair program announced today. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Tyco Toys, Inc., Mt. Laurel, NJ is offering a free guard kit for approximately 25,000 1986 models sold without guards. Tyco Toys, Inc. purchased the Schaper Manufacturing Company's toy business in 1986. Schaper, of Minneapolis, MN, originally designed and manufacturerd the toy.

Injuries have resulted from entrapment of children's fingers between the pedal bar and the body of the toy. This corrective action program applies only to 1986 (Schaper Model No. 61106) models sold without guard kit. Other toys distributed by Tyco Toys, Inc. are not affected.

Owners of this model should call Tyco at its toll-free number, 800-257-7728 (in New Jersey, call 800-322-8011). They may also write:

               Speed Wheels Corrective Action Program
               Tyco Toys, Inc.
               540 Glen Avenue
               Moorestown, NJ 08057