|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2004
Release # 04-086
|Mary Meyer's Hotline: (800) 451-4387
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: "Webster" Activity Spider Toy
Distributor: Mary Meyer Corporation, of Townshend, Vt.
Hazard: The round stuffed feet on the spider can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Mary Meyer Corporation has received five reports of the round stuffed feet of the plush spider toy detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The toy is a plush bug-shaped activity toy, which also can be hung from a crib, carriage or other object. The plush spider toy has eight legs with round stuffed feet that crinkle or rattle and a mirror on the underside that makes a squeaky sound when bounced.
Sold at: Department and specialty stores nationwide from January 2002 through September 2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the toy to Mary Meyer Corp. to receive a replacement product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: Mary Meyer Corporation at (800) 451-4387 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for instructions on returning the spider toy and receiving the replacement product.
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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