February 8, 2000
Action Performance Companies Recalls Race Car Collectibles

Action Performance Companies Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz., is recalling about 1,600 racecar collectibles, which are illuminated racecar panels. The fluorescent light base of the unit becomes extremely hot and can melt, presenting a fire hazard.

The race car is etched into a glass panel, measuring about 11 inches long, 6 inches wide and .25 inch thick. The glass panel sits in a black plastic base, which is equipped with a fluorescent light and plug. The available glass panels include the Tony Stewart Home Depot Car, Jeff Gordon Dupont Car, Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Car and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Car. The recalled collectibles are model numbers W9927077, W9927308, W9927019, and W9927215. The model number is found on a sticker affixed to the "Action Racing Collectibles, Inc." box. Specialty stores nationwide sold the product during December 1999 for about $75.

Consumers should stop using the fluorescent light bases immediately and contact the company to receive a free replacement base. For instructions on receiving the replacement base, contact Action Performance Companies toll-free at (888) 810-4057 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can access the company's web site at www.goracing.com or write to Action Performance Companies at 4707 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040-6430 TEL: 602-337-3700.