Mattel Recalls Doggie Day Care™ Magnetic Toys Due to Magnets Coming Loose

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Release #07-272

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 597-6597
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Mattel Recalls Doggie Day Care™ Magnetic Toys Due to Magnets Coming Loose

 

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: Doggie Day Care™ play sets

Units: About 1 million

Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the toys can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Doggie Day Care play sets have various figures and accessories that contain small magnets.

Product #Name
H1532 Doggie Day Care Coco
H1533 Doggie Day Care Sparley
G4461 Doggie Day Care Lula and Baby
G4462 Doggie Day Care Crockett and Baby
G4464 Doggie Day Care Taffy and Baby
G4459 Doggie Day Care Snack Time with Cookie
G4460 Doggie Day Care Diaper Change with Ginger
H1530 Doggie Day Care Ice Cream with Ranger
G9703 Doggie Day Care Puppy Park with Dixie
G4457 Doggie Day Care Dream House Nursery with Honey
G4458 Doggie Day Care Bath Time with Beau

Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide from July 2004 to August 2007 for between $4 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com

 

Picture of Recalled H1532 – Coco toyH1532 – Coco

Picture of Recalled H1533 - Sparley toyH1533 - Sparley

Picture of Recalled G4460 – Diaper Change with Ginger toyG4460 – Diaper Change with Ginger

H1530 – Ice Cream with Ranger toyH1530 – Ice Cream with Ranger

G9703 – Puppy Park with Dixie toyG9703 – Puppy Park with Dixie