|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 1998
Release # 98-058
|Company Phone Number: (800) 626-2947
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Nancy Sales Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Bean Bag Crab Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nancy Sales Co. Inc. of Chelsea, Mass., is recalling about 4,100 bean bag crab toys. The toys' seams can separate and allow plastic pellets to be released, presenting an aspiration hazard to young children.
CPSC and Nancy Sales Co. Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The bean bag crab is made from red velour fabric. Its body, measuring about 4 inches wide, is filled with plastic pellets and has plastic black eyes. Attached to the crab's body are five pairs of stuffed legs that extend the crab to about 10 inches long. The crab has a sewn-on label that reads in part, "NANCO ... CHELSEA, MA...MADE IN CHINA." A tag attached to the toy at the time of sale describes the characteristics and habitat of the "Rock Crab."
Arcade and gift shops nationwide sold the toys from January 1997 through October 1997 for about $6.
Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Nancy Sales Co. Inc. at (800) 626-2947 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
U.S. Customs alerted CPSC to this hazard.
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.
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