|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|December 13, 2000
||CPSC CONTACT: Kim Dulic
|Release # 01-053
CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Stuffed Toys and Candle Holders
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Stuffed Toys Recalled by Pier 1 Imports
Pier 1 Imports, of Fort Worth, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 600 stuffed snowmen and 1,300 stuffed reindeer toys. The toys have small parts, which could come loose, posing a possible choking hazard to young children.
- Candle Holders Recalled by ATICO International USA
ATICO International USA Inc., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is recalling about 530 candleholders. The plastic marshmallow can ignite when it is used with a burning candle, presenting a fire and burn hazard.
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