Stuffer Bear Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Victoria’s Secret Internet site

December 19, 2007
Alert #08-529
 

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

Picture of Recalled Stuffer Bears