|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2004
Release # 04-194
|Determined Productions Recall Hotline: (877) 925-0660
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Determined Productions Announce Recall of Plush Toys Sold at Kohl's Department Stores
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: Plush Frog Stuffed Animal.
Manufacturer: Determined Productions Inc., of Larkspur, Calif.
Hazard: The seams in the toy can tear open and expose small plastic pellets, posing a choking or aspiration hazard to young children who mouth the pellets.
Incidents/Injuries: Determined Productions has received one report of seam breakage on the toy, resulting in a child choking on the plastic pellets. The child was taken to the hospital and released without any injury after a procedure to look for aspirated beads.
Description: The recalled toy is an 11 ½ inch purple stuffed frog with a green chin, belly, hands and feet. The stuffed frog has the word "BRAVE" sewn in purple letters onto the underside of its right foot.
Sold at: Kohl's Department Stores sold the toys exclusively throughout July 2004 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers are advised to stop using the toy immediately and contact Determined Productions or stop at a local Kohl's Department Stores to receive a refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: Call Determined Productions toll-free at (877) 925-0660 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or e-mail the firm at Normamail@dpisf.com. Consumers also can visit either Kohl's Web site at www.kohls.com
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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