CPSC, TOMY Company Announce Recall of Pokémon Plush Toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2004
Release # 04-195
Firm's Hotline: (800) 691-8055
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, TOMY Company Announce Recall of Pokémon 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: Pokémon plush dolls, beanbags, and key chains

Units: 7,845

Retailer: Pokémon Center NY, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Tips of sewing needles have been found in the stuffing posing a puncture hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves 13 plush Pokémon characters. They are described below with their photo. All recalled toys have a sewn-in label reading "TOMY." There also is a production code on the toy's label that begins with a letter and is followed by two numbers. The following production codes are included in the recall: A04, B04, C04, D03, D04, E03, E04, F03, F04, G03, G04, H03, I03, J03, K03, and L03. Any production code containing an "S" is not part of this recall.

Sold at: Pokémon Center NY, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City and on the firm's Web site at www.pokemoncenter.com nationwide from January 2004 through August 2004 for between $4.99 and $34.95. A limited number were given away as a promotional item.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Parents should take these toys away from children immediately and contact TOMY Company for information on receiving a refund or free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Call TOMY Company at (800) 691-8055 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday

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Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2714 – Jirachi Medium Plush – measures about 9-inches tall; it is pale blue with a yellow star-shaped head and three turquoise strips of fabric.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2951 - Charizard Medium Plush – measures about 8-inches tall and is about 9-inches long; it is orange with a yellow stomach, and blue inside its wings.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2952 - Venusaur Medium Plush – measures about 6-inches tall and 7-inches long; it is turquoise with a pink flower on its back with green leaves.



Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2953 - Blastoise Medium Plush – measures about 8-inches tall and is 6½-inches wide; it is light blue with a cream stomach and a brown shell.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2643 - Treecko Plush Keychain – measures about 5½-inches long; it is light green with dark green tails, and a red stomach.


Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2644 - Mudkip Plush Keychain – measures about 4-inches tall and 4-inches long; it is dark blue with a light blue stomach and tail and orange cheeks.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2645 - Torchic Plush Keychain – measures about 4-inches long; it is bright orange with lighter orange on its head and wings.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2960 – Plusle/Minun Plush set – each measures about 8½-inches tall, both are cream colored, one with red ears, cheeks, and tail and the other has blue ears, cheeks, and tail.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman
#3084 - Plush Bean Bag Torchic – measures about 6½-inches tall; it is bright orange with lighter orange on its head and wings.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#3085 - Plush Bean Bag Treecko – measures about 8½-inches long; it is light green with dark green tails, and a red stomach.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2882 – Groudon Large Plus – measures about 12-inches tall, 16-inches long, and 9-inches wide; it is red with black highlights, white claws, and a gray stomach.


Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#2883 – Kyogre Large Plush – measures about 5-inches tall, 15-inches long, and 21½-inches wide; it is dark blue with red highlights and white accents and a white neck.

Picture of Recalled Pokeman

#3087 - Plush Bean Bag Mudkip – measures about 5-inches tall and
6-inches long; it is dark blue with a light blue stomach and tail and orange cheeks.