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Choking Hazard Prompts Rite-Aide Doll Recall

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Recall Date:
February 02, 1989




February 2, 1989


Release # 89-011


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rite-Aide Corporation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is voluntarily recalling "L'il Bonnie'n Beth" Style No. 303 which are dolls (white or black) seated in a pull-toy car. Some of the dolls' arms and legs can come off and may cause choking in young children.

The "L'il Bonnie" dolls are seven inches tall and the "Beth" dolls are four inches tall. They are dressed in bright red, blue and yellow cotton clothes and have brown or blond hair. The Pull-toy automobile is made of blue or purple plastic with yellow wheels and is nine inches long. The label "LOVEE" is imprinted on each wheel and front and back license plates. The dolls were imported from Hong Kong by Lovee Doll Company and approximately 1,000 dolls were sold in Rite-Aide stores for about $5.00 in late summer of 1988.

Consumers should take the dolls away from young children immediately and return them to the nearest Rite-Aide store for a full refund of the purchase price.

U.S. Customs Services identified the potentially hazardous toys at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland during "Operation Toyland," a joint surveillance program with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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