|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2003
Release # 03-155
|Company Phone Number: (800) 377-3050
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Small Small World Announce Recall of "Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: "Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys
Units: About 75,000
Manufacturer: Small Small World, of Englewood, N.J.
Hazard: The toys' seams can separate and allow small beads to be released, presenting an aspiration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of children ingesting beads coming out of these plush toys. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes four animal plush toys. The white rabbit has a purple egg which reads "Happy Easter," the green rabbit has a yellow egg which reads "Happy Easter," the purple bear has a purple egg which reads "Happy Easter," and the yellow duck carries a green egg which reads "You're Egg-stra Special." Each toy has a permanent label affixed which reads "The Boyd's Collection, Ltd."
Sold at: Department and specialty stores nationwide sold these toys from February 2003 through April 2003 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should call the firm on information on getting a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: Call The Boyds Collection at (800) 377-3050 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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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