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Toronto Company Recalls Toy Planes

May 24, 2002 | AP

A Toronto company is recalling about 137,000 air-powered toy planes because their air intake chambers can burst, potentially injuring consumers with flying pieces of plastic.

Spin Master Toys has received seven reports of Firestormer planes bursting, including four reports of injuries to children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday. The company is also recalling some of its Skyblazer planes, but has received no reports involving that model.

The recalled Firestormer plane is either red or blue with a flame graphic across the body and "Firestormer" on the wings. The Skyblazer plane is purple, green and white and has "Skyblazer" on the wings. The toys use a hand pump to compress air to make the plane fly.

Only planes with date codes 12/29/01-KS through 03/24/02-KS are included in the recall. The date code is on the bottom of the pump.

Planes manufactured before December 29, 2001 and after March 24, 2002 are not included in this recall.

Hobby shops and department stores, including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Target and Kmart sold these planes between January 2002 and May 20, 2002 for about $20.

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