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Product name Plastic Ring Caps for Toy Guns
Description The "Three Starts" plastic ring caps are commonly used in toy guns to produce a loud report when the trigger is pulled. Each cap consists of a plastic disc measuring 1 -inches in diameter, and 8 cap charges which are positioned within small plastic cups around the outer edge of the disc. The charges are made with a small amount of friction-sensitive pyrotechnic material which is formed into 1/8-inch pellets. The ring caps are sold six-to-a-set in Clear plastic packages which are labeled, "Three Stars Plastic Ring Caps" and "Made in Taiwan." The caps are most frequently sold as a separate item. However, they often appear on display shelves near toy cap guns. 
Problem These "Three Stars" plastic ring caps may accidentally explode causing serious burns to the user 
Distribution Sold in the Midwest by 5- and 10-cent stores, including Walgreens, and various other retailers 
Company Acme Specialties Corporation, River Grove, Illinois 
Dates sold 1978 through June 29, 1979 
Date posted 12/28/2001 

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