|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 1998
Release # 99-010a
Company Phone Number: (888) 767-3443
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
Stuffed Animal Recalled by Great American Toy Co.
PRODUCT: Stuffed Crab Toys - Great American Toy Co. Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y., is recalling about 18,700 stuffed crabs. This recall involves only stuffed crabs that have antennaes with wires and that have the letters "BSW" on the Great American Toy Co. label attached to the toy. The stuffed crabs are either blue and green or red and orange. They come in a variety of sizes. Traveling fairs and carnivals gave the crab toys away as prizes from March 1998 to July 1998. The toy has a retail value of about $1 to $27, depending on the size of the stuffed crab.
PROBLEM: The crab's antennaes have sharp wires, presenting a puncture wound hazard to children.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Stop using the stuffed crabs immediately, and return them to: Great American Toy Co. Inc., 22A Sintsink Drive East, Port Washington, N.Y. 11050. The company will provide consumers with either a refund or replacement toy. When returning the toy, consumers should include a return address and indicate whether they want the refund or replacement. For more information, consumers should call Great American Toy Co. toll-free at (888) 767-3443.
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
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