15,000 toy police cars recalled due to possible choking risk

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(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 15,000 toy police cars are being recalled because they can come apart and pose a possible choking risk to kids.

The Police Press & Go toy car is a white and blue plastic car with the head of a police officer coming out of the roof. When the head is pressed down, the car moves forward on its own. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it received one report of the blue hat on the police officer’s head coming off. No injuries were reported.

The car is made by toy company Schylling, which is based in Rowley, Massachusetts. Schylling is offering owners of the car a refund if they contact the company through its website, or call 800-767-8697.

This recall involves the Police Press & Go toy vehicles. The white plastic toy cars have a painted dark blue hood and trunk, light blue windshield with black eyes and a mouth painted on the front of the car. There is a police head coming out of the roof of the car wearing a blue police hat with a green star on the center of the hat. When the police head is pressed down it winds up the motor and the car moves forward.

The toy vehicles measure about 2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches long by 3.5 inches tall. “Schylling Rowley, MA” and UPC number “01964922782” are printed on the bottom of the toy cars.

The car was sold at toy and gift stores for $5 since April 2010. About 13,200 of the toy cars are in the U.S., and about 2,100 are in Canada, the CPSC said.