November 21, 1979  
Release # 79-065

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 21) -- Approximately 422,000 stuffed mobile toys which may pose a strangulation hazard to infants are being recalled by their importer, R. Dakin & Company, of San Francisco.

The recall applies to eight different types of stuffed animal mobiles which are intended to be suspended from ceilings by means of three elastic cords.

Last month an 11-month old baby girl strangled when she became entangled in the elastic cords suspending one of the toys from her crib.

The toys being recalled include:

Hummbug Bee model 34-3645
Embo Elephant model 34-1972
Jolly Polly Parrot model 34-3462
Stanley Stork model 34-3653
Jingle Frog model 34-3661
Lucky Ladybug model 34-3662
Duckswoop model 34-3666
Jingle Lamb model 34-3690


Each toy is covered with plush fabric and contains a musical chime device. The model numbers appear on a tag attached to the animal's ear.

The toys were imported from South Korea and distributed in the U.S. from January, 1977, through October, 1979. They sold nationwide for approximately $7 each in toy stores and other retail stores.

Parents should return the toys to the stores where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers who wish to keep the toy should cut off the three elastic cords in order to eliminate the potential safety hazard.

Anyone requiring additional information about this recall may contact Mr. Roger J. Burrill, Vice President, R. Dakin & Company, 499 Point San Bruno Boulevard, South San Francisco, California 94080, toll-free telephone 800/227-6598.