FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 8, 1993
Release # 93-040
PRODUCT: Approximately 89,000 "Sweet Family Blessings Baby" dolls, item numbers 208363 and 208371, model number 6957. The dolls are three inches tall, with vinyl heads and bodies, blond rooted hair and painted eyes. Each doll was sold in a blister pack with a comb, a brush, and one of the following: a rocking horse, cradle, high chair, stroller, bathtub, or a bed.
PROBLEM: The arms and legs on the dolls could detach and become a choking hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the dolls away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call 1-800-284-3704.
WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, McCrory Corporation of York, PA is voluntarily recalling approximately 89,000 "Sweet Family Blessings Baby" dolls, item numbers 208363 and 208371, model number 6957, because the arms and legs could detach and become a choking hazard to young children.
The Sweet Family Blessings Baby comes in six different styles. Each style comes with a three-inch doll with a vinyl head and body with blond rooted hair and painted eyes. Each doll was sold in a blister pack with a comb, a brush and one of the following items: a rocking horse, cradle, high chair, stroller, bathtub, or a bed.
These dolls were sold nationwide between July 1, 1989 and October 31, 1992, by Britts, Elmore, McCrory, H.L. Green, Kress, McClellan, T.G.&Y., Silver, J.J. Newberry, and G.C. Murphy, along with some independent variety stores. Each doll set sold for approximately $2.00.
The package is labeled in part: "Sweet Family Blessings Baby" and "Cititoy, Made in China Expressly for YDC, York, PA" and "For Ages 2 and Up."
Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these dolls. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The potentially hazardous dolls were identified by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and reported to CPSC.
Consumers are urged to take the dolls away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact McCrory Corporation toll-free at 1-800-284-3704.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
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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