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MCDONALD'S ISSUES WARNING

 MCDONALD'S ISSUES WARNING
 OAK BROOK, Ill., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's, in cooperation


with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today notified its customers of the possibility of a choking hazard involving its "Doc DeLorean Car." McDonald's recently distributed this toy as part of its "Back to the Future" Happy Meal program. Because of McDonald's concern for the safety of its customers, McDonald's is voluntarily exchanging this car for a different premium.
 The exchange is being offered because McDonald's learned that some young children were able to remove the rear tires from the cars with their teeth. Some of these tires were found in children's mouths. There have been no injuries reported to date.
 Although the wheels of the car did not come off during McDonald's laboratory safety testing to CPSC standards, nine children were able to remove the rear tires. McDonald's urges parents who have young children who might put this toy in their mouth, to exchange the car at any local McDonald's restaurant.
 The Doc DeLorean car is a grey-blue sports car which was distributed at most McDonald's restaurants nationwide during April. More than 8 million of these cars were distributed.
 This consumer information is being released jointly by McDonald's Corporation and the CPSC, Washington, D.C., on May 8, 1992. Consumers who want further information may call McDonald's Customer Relations Department at (708) 575-6198 during normal business hours.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: To report an unsafe consumer product or a product-related injury, consumers may call the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions toll-free hotline at 1-800-638-2772. A teletypewriter for the hearing impaired is available at 1-800-638-8270, the Maryland TTY number is 1-800-492-8104./
 /CONTACT: Terri Capatosto of McDonald's Corporation, 708-575-3678, or Albert Maruggi of Consumer Product Safety Commission, 301-504-0580/
 (MCD) CO: McDonald's Corporation; Consumer Product Safety Commission ST: Illinois IN: FOD SU:


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