|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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
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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.