Company Phone Number: (800) NEAR YOU (632-7968) 

September 2, 1999

Enesco Contact: Janice Johnson, (630) 875-5585

Release # 99-168

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Enesco Corp., of Itasca, Ill., is recalling the pom- poms from about 472,000 Precious Moments® Tender Tails® stuffed toys. The pom-poms on these toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Enesco are aware of three reports of pom-poms detaching from these stuffed toys. No injuries were reported.

These stuffed toys include the Lady Bug (476080), Bee (464295), Butterfly (482234) and Reindeer (381969). The pom-poms are the antennae on the heads of the lady bug, bee and butterfly toys. The pom-poms are holiday ornaments on the antlers of the reindeer. The item number can be found on the purple adoption registration attached to the stuffed toys. The Tender Tails(r) toys are about 6 inches long. An attached label reads, in part, "TENDER TAILS®," "by ENESCO" and "MADE IN CHINA."

Gift, card and collectible stores sold these stuffed toys nationwide from May 1998 through August 1999 for about $7.

Consumers should immediately cut off the pom-poms from these stuffed toys. Consumers should return the pom-poms along with their name, address and phone number to Enesco to receive a free Tender Tails® Hippo toy. The Hippo toy will be retired at the end of the year and given out while supplies last. Another Tender Tails® toy will be given to consumers in exchange for returned pom-poms when the supply of Hippo toys runs out. For more information, call Enesco at (800) NEAR YOU (632-7968) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday, or write to Enesco, P.O. Box 499, Itasca, IL 60143-0499, visit their web site at or email them at


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