|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2006
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Wal-Mart Recalls Stuffed Christmas Beagles Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Holiday Time™ Stuffed Christmas Beagles
Units: About 56,000
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The red pompoms on the wreath attached to the beagle's mouth could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The stuffed animal is a brown and white beagle with a red scarf and Santa hat trimmed in red and white stripes. A green wreath with red pompoms is attached near the beagle's mouth. The stuffed beagle measures 7-inches tall and 5-inches long. "Marketed by WAL-MART STORES, INC" and UPC number "8 85271 90780 3" are printed on the dog's sewn-in labels. "Holiday Time™" is printed on the animal's hang tag.
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2006 through December 2006 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the stuffed animal away from young children and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit
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