June 22, 2004

Alert #04-558


The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toddler Doll Family Sets

Units: About 2,800

Manufacturer/Importer: Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif.

Hazard: The head and boot of the dolls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The company received reports of the boot and head detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves Toddler Doll Family sets sold with four figurines, a mom, dad, brother and sister. The 4-inch-tall dolls have a wooden head, arms and feet. The body is constructed of wire, which makes the doll adjustable. Each doll has yarn hair and is dressed in various colored outfits.

Sold by: Lakeshore Learning Materials' mail order catalogs nationwide from January 2003 through April 2004 for about $10 per set.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the wooden dolls away from young children immediately and contact Lakeshore Learning Materials for information on how to receive a free replacement doll set.

Consumer Contact: Contact Lakeshore Learning Materials toll-free at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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