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FISHER-PRICE RECALLS RACING ROVER CAR

 EAST AURORA, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Fisher-Price, Inc. (NYSE: FPP) is voluntarily recalling its Kiddicraft Racing Rover car after learning of several instances in which children removed the top part of the dog's head from the product. This creates a small part which could become a choking hazard. The program affects approximately 100,000 Racing Rovers sold nationwide during 1991 and 1992.
 The Racing Rover toy is a bright yellow race car with a white and black dog as the driver who propels the car forward when his head is pushed down and released. The toy is recommended for children ages one to four years. Fisher-Price has learned of two instances of children choking on the small part created after the top part of the dog's head was removed. The CPSC received reports of two additional incidents. There have been no reports of injuries as a result of this problem.
 However, to eliminate this potential choking hazard, Fisher-Price is asking parents to cut the plastic ears off of the dog and discard the rest of the product. Consumers should then send both ears to Fisher- Price, Consumer Affairs, 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, New York, 14052, and the company will send them a $10 refund check, the approximate retail price of this toy.
 If consumers have any questions about this program, they can call Fisher-Price toll free at 800-355-8882 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.
 Fisher-Price is asking that the Racing Rovers not be returned to retailers, but rather that consumers contact Fisher-Price and receive the refund check.
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 /CONTACT: Carol Blackley of Fisher-Price, 716-687-3423/
 (FPP)


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