September 19, 2005
Alert #05-602

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Sparkle Horse Toys

Units: About 1,100

Distributor: Douglas Company, of Keene, N.H.

Hazard: Beads of glitter glue on the colored ribbons could detach and pose an aspiration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This possible hazard was detected by the firm's testing.

Description: The toy is a plush, white standing horse measuring about 9-inches tall, with pink or lavender hooves. Colored ribbons (pink and lavender) are mixed in with the white mane and tail of the stuffed horses.

Sold at: Specialty toy and gift stores nationwide between July 2005 and August 2005 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from children immediately and return the horse to Douglas Company to receive a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Douglas Company at (800) 992-9002 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Stuffed Toys