|November 18, 2003
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: Bear "Jack-In-the-Box" toy
Manufacturer: Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass.
Hazard: The red bead on the crank of the toy can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None Reported.
Description: These multicolor tin Jack-In-the-Box-type toys have illustrations of bears in various activities on the sides. Each side features the enlarged single letters of the word "BEAR" and "BEAR" is written on the top of the toy. Other writing on the sides includes, "Bears in a Boat," "Bears Eating Eggs," "Bears in the Air," and Bears Racing Rabbits." When the crank is turned, the song, "Pop Goes the Weasel" plays and a toy teddy bears pops up out of the top of the box. "Schylling" is written on the bottom of the toys. Toys with date code stickers on the bottom are not included in the recall.
Sold At: Specialty stores, gift shops and book stores nationwide from August 2003 through October 2003 for about $20.
Manufactured In: China.
Remedy: Take these toys away from children immediately and call Schylling Associates Inc. at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.schylling.com for information on receiving a refund or replacement toy.
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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