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Arcadia game sets recalled
April 5, 2000: 6:17 p.m. ET

Defective Skeet Shoot game cartridges can overheat, creating burn risks
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NEW YORK (CNNfn) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toymax Inc., of Plainview, N.Y., is recalling approximately 435,000 Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games to replace the game cartridges. The games' cartridges can cause the projector to overheat, causing burns to consumers.
    Toymax (TMAX: Research, Estimates) received about 100 reports of projectors overheating, melting and smoking. One consumer reportedly suffered a burn injury on the hand.
    The Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot game sets are indoor image-projecting game systems that include Duck Shoot and Deer Hunter games. The game sets include a toy pump-action rifle with a simulated laser scope and realistic shooting sounds when fired. The Duck Shoot game has a gray rifle and projector. The Deer Hunter game has a camouflage rifle and projector. "ARCADIA ELECTRONIC SKEET SHOOT" is written on a label on the projector. Writing on the bottom of the projector includes "1998 TOYMAX," "PATENT PENDING" and "MADE IN CHINA."
    graphicMeteor Attack and Fighter Attack game cartridges are sold separately. The Meteor Attack cartridge is silver and the Fighter Attack cartridge is black.
    Toy and discount department stores nationwide, including Toys R Us (TOY: Research, Estimates), Sam's Club, K.B Toys TM, and Costco (COST: Research, Estimates), sold these games from October 1998 through March 2000 for about $65.
    New and replacement game cartridges are orange. All the Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot games cartridges that are not orange should be replaced.
    Consumers are advised to stop using these games immediately and remove the game cartridge from the console. To receive a free replacement game cartridge or for more information, contact Toymax at (800) 477-6215. Consumers can also go the company Web site at Consumers should not return these games or cartridges to stores. Back to top


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