In March 2001, McDonald's voluntarily recalled about 234,000 toys that come with the restaurant chain's Happy Meals after learning three children had choked or gagged on the "Scooter Bug" antenna, which is prone to breaking off. McDonald's has received two reports of children choking and one report of a child gagging on the broken off antenna.
The Scooter Bug toy is about 3 inches long and 2 1/2 inch wide. When rolled across the floor, the bug's legs move back and forth. The bug has a yellow face with red antennas, orange feet and a purple body with green spots. The words "Fisher Price" are on the top of the toy. The words "MFG.FOR MCD CORP.CHINA" are on the rear of the toy.
McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. and Canada distributed the toys with Happy Meals from November 2000 through February 2001.