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RECALLS Toys and vests



Published: Mon, July 16, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



TEXACO RACE CARS

What: About 4,300 Remote Controlled Race Cars.Reason: Problems with the circuits can cause the cars to overheat, emit smoke and pose a potential burn hazard.Description: The race cars are black with the number 28 printed in red on the doors and roof, and the Texaco logo on the hood. The cars are about 8 inches long and 2 inches high.Sold from: May 2001 through June 1, 2001 at participating Texaco gas stations nationwide under the "Need for Speed" promotion. The cars cost about $12 with any purchase of $10 or more.What to do: Stop using the cars immediately, remove the batteries from the cars and the remote controls, and return them to the Texaco station where they were bought for a full refund. For more information, call Equity Marketing Inc. toll-free at (888) 747-4355 or go to equity-marketing.com.

BOYS VESTSWhat: About 14,500 boys toddler vests, sold under the brand names URIT and Parisian Kids.Reason: The elastic toggle cord on the zipper pulls can loosen and come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.Description: The red nylon/blue fleece reversible zippered vests were sold in toddler sizes 2T through 4T. Labels sewn into the front side pockets say either "URIT" or "Parisian Kids."Sold from: July 2000 through January 2001 at Parisian and other department stores nationwide for about $24.What to do: Stop using the vests immediately and return them to any Parisian or Saks store for a refund. For more information, call the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772. When prompted for a three-digit number, press 793.




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