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.