|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2000
Release # 01-033
|Company Phone Number: (866) 666-8266
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
Curious George Musical Pull Toys Recalled by Prestige Toy Corp.
PRODUCT: Musical Pull Toys - Prestige Toy Corp., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 4,600 Curious George musical pull toys for replacement. The toy is a stuffed fabric toy with Curious George holding two red and yellow balloons, attached by two retractable green fabric covered elastic cords. It can hang from cribs, playpens, or other juvenile furniture. A red tag on the toy reads in part "STYLE # 3490, Curious George Adventures, and Made In China." When the cords are pulled, the toy plays music as the cords retract. Kmart stores nationwide sold these toys from June 1999 through September 1999 for about $10.
PROBLEM: The toy has two elastic cords that form a loop, posing a strangulation risk to young children.
INCIDENT/INJURIES: Prestige Toy Corp. has received a report of a child found with the cords of the toy wrapped around his neck. No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these toys immediately and return it to Kmart for a replacement toy. For more information, contact Prestige Toy Corp at (866) 666-8266 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Toys that have the green elastic cords sewn together halfway below the red and yellow balloons are not included in this recall.
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