May 6, 1996


Release # 96-118

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CPSC, Dan-Dee International Inc. of North Largo, Fla., is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,600 "Teddy Precious Indian Girl" stuffed bears. The bear's American Indian-style clothing includes a headband and waist sash decorated with beads that can detach from the sash. Young children can choke on the beads or inhale them into their lungs which could lead to death.

CPSC is not aware of any injuries involving this toy. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. CPSC identified this problem during routine surveillance.

The light brown bears, measuring approximately 18 inches in length, each wear a brown vinyl dress trimmed with Native American embroidery and a headband patterned with matching embroidery. A pink label sewn to each bear's foot reads in part, "Teddy Precious ." The blue and white tag sewn into the animal's lower back reads in part, "DAN-DEE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, JERSEY CITY, N.J. 07305 ... MADE IN CHINA." Some bears' tags also include "SKU # 089318."

Kay Bee Toy & Hobby Shops retail stores sold the bears nationwide from March 1995 through March 1996 for approximately $13.

Consumers should take the bear away from young children immediately and return the toy to any Kay Bee Toy & Hobby Shop for a full refund or a replacement toy. For more information, consumers should call Dan-Dee International Inc. toll free at (800) 477-8697.