|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2001
Release # 01-135
|Compass Toy Recall Hotline: (866) 327-2216
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Creative Consumer Concepts Inc. and Whataburger Inc. Announce Recall of Kid's Meal Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Creative Consumer Concepts Inc., of Overland Park, Kan., and Whataburger Inc., of Corpus Christi, Texas, are voluntarily recalling about 330,000 "Whatagear" compass toys. Creative Consumer Concepts Inc. manufactured these toys, which were distributed with kids' meals at Whataburger Restaurants. The clear, plastic lens covers on these compass toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Creative Consumer Concepts, Inc. has received four reports of the lens covers of the compass toys coming off. No injuries have been reported.
The "Whatagear" compass is a plastic toy with a compass in its center. The toys have varied features, such as flashlights, magnifying lenses or tools. They come in various solid colors. The back of the compass reads, "WHATAGEAR" and "WHATABURGER."
Whataburger Restaurants in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas distributed the toys from March 2001 through April 2001.
Parents should take these toys away from children immediately, and return the toy to any Whataburger Restaurant for a free replacement toy. For more information, call Creative Consumer Concepts toll-free at (866) 327-2216 anytime; write to: Creative Consumer Concepts Inc., ATTN: Compass, 10955 Granada Lane, Overland Park, KS 66211; or go to the firm's web site at www.c3.to.
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