Industry News | March 5, 2001

McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toys

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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McDonald's Corporation is voluntarily recalling about 234,000 "Scooter Bug'' toys. The toys were distributed with McDonald's Happy Meals for children under 3 years of age. The bug's antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

McDonald's has received two reports of children choking and one report of a child gagging on the broken off antenna.

The Scooter Bug toy is about 3 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. When rolled across the floor, the bug's legs move back and forth. The bug has a yellow face with red antennas, orange feet and a purple body with green spots. The words ``Fisher Price'' are on the top of the toy. The words "MFG.FOR MCD CORP.CHINA" are on the rear of the toy.

McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. and Canada distributed the toys with Happy Meals from November 2000 through February 2001.

Parents should take the toy away from children immediately and return the toy to any McDonald's restaurant for a replacement toy. For more information, consumers should visit McDonald's web site at www.mcdonalds.com. Questions about this recall should be directed to CPSC's hotline at 800-638-2772.