Magnetic Game Pieces sold with "Cars" Themed Backpacks
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Magnetic Game Pieces sold with "Cars" Themed Backpacks
Units: About 110,000
Importer: Global Design Concepts Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Small magnets inside the four game pieces that were sold with
the "Cars" backpack can fall out of their plastic enclosure. Magnets
found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one
magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause
intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of a magnet that
became loose. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The 12 inch "Cars" Backpack was sold with four sealed game
pieces that contain magnets. The game pieces included a red plastic car;
a blue plastic car; and two red and black plastic disks that have "GAS,"
"OIL" and "SERVICE" printed in red letters on the black perimeter of the
disks. "Warning: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not for children under 3
years" is printed on the backpack hangtag. "Disney Presents a PIXAR
film" is printed on the gray vinyl front of the backpack.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2007 through September
2007 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled game pieces away
from young children and contact the Cars Backpack Recall hotline for
instructions on returning the recalled game pieces for a free
replacement "Cars" wallet or equivalent product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Cars Backpack
Recall hotline toll-free at (877) 848-4070 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday or visit the www.carsbackpackrecall.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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