December 19, 1994


Release # 95-047

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Kidpower Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling and replacing cars in about 18,000 "Zap Zap Racetrack" car sets.

Kidpower reported to CPSC that the manufacturer misassembled or failed to assemble some of the cars in the sets. Wheels and other small components on the cars present a potential choking hazard to young children.

Neither CPSC nor Kidpower is aware of any injuries involving this toy; this recall is conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The toy contains two curve tracks, one start ramp section, two GT race cars, four flagpoles, and labels. While the race cars come constructed, consumers must assemble the racetrack before use.

The toy was sold nationwide from January to December 1994 through Fingerhut catalogue sales, Toys-R-Us, and other retailers for about $20.00.

The toy cars should be taken away from young children immediately. For replacement instructions, consumers can contact Kidpower at (800) 545-7529 Ext. 230, or write the company at 8005 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027. Fingerhut will directly notify each of their customers by providing instructions for replacing the toy cars.