|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Target Recall Children's Frog Masks Due to Suffocation 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: Children's Frog Masks
Units: About 3,400
Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The plush frog masks lack proper ventilation. When secured in place across a child's face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves child-sized frog-themed animal masks. The plush mask is green with yellow and red highlights. There are two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener used to secure the mask at the back of the child's head. UPC code 06626491474 is printed on a label attached to the mask.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take masks from young children and return the product to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com
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