|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2004
Release # 05-012
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 868-7870
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: Care Bears Lunch Kits with Water Bottles
Units: About 13,000
Manufacturer: Sky High International LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The pull-up drinking spout can detach from the bottle, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the drinking spouts detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled purple and blue lunch bags are about 9-inches tall and have a rainbow strap. A multi-colored, shiny-plastic front displays Care Bears characters and the name "Care Bears." The lunch bags are insulated and have a netted side pocket used to hold a 6 oz. water bottle.
Sold at: Kohl's Department Stores nationwide from July 2004 through September 2004 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers are advised to stop using the water bottles immediately and contact Sky High International for a refund of the water bottle.
Consumer Contact: Call Sky High International at (800) 868-7870 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit Kohl's Web site at www.kohls.com
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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