|December 12, 2003
CPSC, First & Main Inc. Announce Recall of Plush Toys
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Flutterby Plush Toys
Manufacturer: First & Main Inc., of Lombard, Ill.
Hazard: The decorative gem stone on the toy's wings could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This Flutterby plush toy is a winged horse. These pink, blue or purple toys have small plastic gem stones attached to the horse's wings. The toys have labels reading, "First & Main, Inc., Lombard, IL, Flutterby, Item No. 4005."
Sold At: Flower shops and small gift shops nationwide from July 2002 through November 2002 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the toys to store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: First & Main Inc. at (800) 726-1400 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.firstandmain.com/recall.asp
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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