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Craft Dolls Recalled; Arms May Present Choking Hazard

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Recall Date:
July 20, 1989

Recall Details

July 20, 1989  
Release # 89-070

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Twelve models of dolls called Cupie Dolls and sold as home craft products since June 1982, are being voluntarily recalled by Mangelsen's of Omaha, Nebraska. Tests conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that the dolls' arms may come off and present a choking hazard to young children.

Sold under the label, "Doll Craftin," the recalled models include: 411 Cupie Doll models 155-67, 156-07, 156-09; 5 3/411 Cupie Doll model 156-13; 4 1/211 Sitting Honey Doll model 156-63; 4 3/411 "Jill Doll" with Top Knot model 157-96; 5 1/211 Honey Bun Doll models 158-43, 158-45, 158-46; 5 1/211 Curly-One Doll models 158-69, 158-70; 4 1/211 Sitting Curly-One Doll models 158-71 through 158-76; Honey Dear Dolls models 158-77 through 158-82; and two unnamed dolls, models 156-61 and 157-97.

Cupie Dolls are soft plastic unclothed baby dolls with rooted fake hair, yarn hair, or molded hair. The dolls were sold in clear plastic bags with cardboard headers labeled, "Doll Craftin" and "Made in Hong Kong" or "... Taiwan".

Consumers who have the recalled Cupie Doll dolls being recalled should immediately take-them away from young children and return them to Mangelsen's, Inc., 5455 South 90th Street, Omaha, NE 68127 for a refund of the full purchase price and postage; or consumers may request the next largest size doll which has no hazardous small parts.

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