|December 19, 2007
Stuffer Bear Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Victoria’s Secret Internet site
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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 Cosmetics Stuffer Bears
Units: About 80
Importer: Victoria’s Secret, of Columbus, Ohio
Manufacturer: Chang Zhou Ganghua Mfg., of China
Hazard: The neck medallion zipper pull can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The cosmetic stuffer bear was designed to hold cosmetics and/or gift cards. It is a plush bear with a zipper down the body. A “VS” neck medallion serves as the zipper pull. The bear was sold in pink and leopard.
Sold by: Victoria’s Secret Web site (www.victoriassecret.com) during October 2007 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the stuffer bears and keep out of the reach of young children. Victoria’s Secret has sent consumers a postage paid return mailer enclosed. Customers returning the bear will receive a refund, postage and a $10 gift certificate.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Victoria’s Secret toll-free at (877) 260-8419 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.victoriassecret.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
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