|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2000
Release # 00-114
|Warner Bros. Recall Hotline: (800) 795-9277
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, Warner Bros. Studio Store Announce Recall of Tweety Rattles and Sandals
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Warner Bros. Studio Store, of Burbank, Calif., (Warner Bros. Store) is recalling about 3,800 Tweety rattles and 1,000 pairs of Tweety sandals. Both products are being recalled because small parts of each product can detach and pose a choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Warner Bros. Studio Store have received three reports of parents removing detached parts of sandals and a rattle from their babies' mouths. No injuries have been reported.
The rattle is sold as part of a Tweety Bib, Rattle and Spoon Set. The rattle, which is covered with a yellow cloth and is approximately 5 inches long, is a Tweety image and has a small blue and white bib (about 1.5 inches wide and 1.4 inches long) tied around Tweety's neck. Tweety's bib can detach, posing a choking hazard to a young child.
Warner Bros. Stores nationwide sold the Tweety Bib, Rattle and Spoon Sets from August 1998 through January 2000 for about $15.
The Tweety sandals are girls' jelly swimwear sandals made of transparent pink plastic with embedded sparkles and a picture on the inside soles of Tweety sitting on flowers. The sandals were sold in infant sizes from 3 to 15 months. The sandals have three round plastic flowers on the top surface. The flowers can detach, posing a choking hazard to a young child.
Warner Bros. Stores nationwide sold the sandals from February 2000 through April 2000 for about $10.
Consumers should take these products away from children immediately and return them to a Warner Bros. Store for a refund. For more information regarding these recalls, consumers should call Warner Bros. Store toll-free at (800) 795-9277 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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