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Green Toys Recalls Mini Vehicles Due To Choking Hazard

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Name of Product:
Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles
Hazard:

The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
July 31, 2012
Units:
About 50,000 in the United States and 2,500 in Canada
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Green Toys toll-free at (888) 973-3421 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.greentoys.com/recall

Recall Details

Description:

 This recall involves Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles. All cars are made of plastic and available in yellow, green, red, white and blue. Model names and numbers for the seven recalled vehicles or sets are listed in the table below. For Mini Vehicle (MVHA - 1014) and Fastback (MVFA-1022) sets the model numbers can be found on the bottom of the toys' packaging. For all other cars, a label with the model number can be found on the bottom of the car itself.

 

Model Number Product
MVHA-1014 Mini Vehicle Set
MAMW-1015 Mini Ambulance
MVSA-1016 Mini Vehicle Assortment
MFBR-1018 Mini Red Fastback
MPCB-1020 Mini Police Car
MTXY-1021 Mini Taxi
MVFA-1022 Mini Fastback Set

 

The recalled Mini Vehicles were manufactured from March 2012 through June 2012. The manufacturing date is represented by a circle with an arrow in the middle that can be found imprinted on the underside of the front of the car. To the left and right of the arrow are numbers that represent the year and the arrow itself points to the number that represents the month. Cars with an "I" etched into the underside of the car next to the date stamp are not part of the recall.

Remedy:

Consumers should take the product away from children immediately and contact Green Toys Inc. to receive a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Green Toys has received 10 reports of wheels and hubcaps detaching or loosening from the vehicles. There have been no reports of injuries.

Sold At

Mass merchandisers, grocery stores and independent toy and specialty stores nationwide and by online retailers from April 2012 to June 2012. The cars cost about $5 each or $18 for the set.

Manufacturer(s):

Green Toys Inc., of Mill Valley, Calif.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
12-238
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