Green Toys Recalls Mini Vehicles Due To Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles

Units: About 50,000 in the United States and 2,500 in Canada

Manufacturer: Green Toys Inc., of Mill Valley, Calif.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sold by: 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.

Manufactured in: United States

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

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

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1647

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