Recall: Green Toys Mini Vehicles
On 2012-07-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Green Toys Mini Vehicles due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2012 for about $5 to $18.
About 50,000 units are involved in this Green Toys vehicle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Toy Vehicles, Including RC category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 973-3421
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What is the problem?
The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
|MVHA-1014||Mini Vehicle Set|
|MVSA-1016||Mini Vehicle Assortment|
|MFBR-1018||Mini Red Fastback|
|MPCB-1020||Mini Police Car|
|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.This product was also sold in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1647
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should take the product away from children immediately and contact Green Toys Inc. to receive a full refund.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Green Toys has received 10 reports of wheels and hubcaps detaching or loosening from the vehicles. There have been no reports of injuries.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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