|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|October 1, 1986
|Release # 86-059
My Baby Pumpkin Dolls Recalled Because of Choking Hazard
Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, S & H Wholesale Corporation of East Syracuse, New York is recalling 2,400 "My Baby Pumpkin Dolls" sold in the Syracuse/Rochester, New York area between July 1985 and June 1986. Tests conducted by the CPSC showed that the dolls' hands detach and are small enough to be a choking hazard. To meet CPSC safety requirements, toys for children younger than three must not have any small parts.
Each "My Baby Pumpkin Doll" is approximately seven inches tall with plastic head and hands and stuffed fabric torso, arms and legs. Some dolls have yarn hair in yellow, brown or tan, and others have no hair. There are boy and girl dolls dressed in a variety of outfits, some with hats. All dolls have blue eyes and freckles. There is a fabric label sewn into the body of each doll which says, "MADE IN HONG KONG BY H.K. CITY TOYS FTY LTD." and "ALL NEW MATERIALS CONTENTS: COTTON/POLYESTER FIBER ME 1015 OH PA 941 PA PA 941 MA T-533-M".
Although the CPSC and S & H Wholesale have not received any reports of injuries involving this toy, consumers should take these dolls away from children immediately. Consumers may return them for a full refund to the retailer where they were purchased or to S & H Wholesale Corp., 6619 Loy Road, East Syracuse, New York 13057. Retailers who have these dolls should stop selling them and contact S & H Wholesale Corp. about the recall.
For more information on the My Baby Pumpkin Doll recall consumers should call S & H at 315-437-1366 or CPSC's toll-free hotline number at 800-633-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for. the haring impaired is 800-633-8270.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.