FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 1990
Release # 90-047
WASHINGTON, DC -- TY, Inc., Oakbrook, Illinois is issuing a warning to parents concerning a variety of stuffed animals the firm imported from Korea.
The stuffed animals listed below have small red plastic hearts attached to them on the tail or the neck which can be easily pulled off presenting a choking hazard to children.
Consumers are asked to remove and throw away the small red plastic heart-shaped tags which have a gold border and the initials "TY." These tags are attached to the following stuffed animals:
Jake (Monkey) #7001A
Al E. Kat (Cat) #1111
Super Fritz (Dog) #9002
Fritz (Dog) #2002
Harris (Lion) #1115
Patti (Panther) #1118
Lovie (Lamb) #8001
Petunia (Pig) #6001
These stuffed animals were sold nationwide during 1988 and 1989 for $10.00 to $20.00 each.
The potentially hazardous toys were identified at the Port of Chicago during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs Service surveillance program.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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