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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Telephone Number: (949) 955-1030
July 8, 2005
Release # 05-222
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Pokémon Plush Toys
Units: About 9,200
Importer: Pokémon USA Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The stuffing of the toy may contain tips of sewing needles which could pose a puncture hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves 10 "Pokédoll" plush toy characters including Pikachu, Minun, Plusle, Skitty, Evee, Munchlax, Mew, Ho-Oh, and Lugia. Pikachu comes in a 12-inch and a 6-inch tall version. All of the other characters are approximately 6-inches tall. They have a sewn-in label that reads: "Pokémon Center ©2005 Pokémon /Nintendo /Creatures/ GAME FREAK" on one side and "2005 MADE IN CHINA" on the other.
Sold at: Nintendo World, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, and on the firm's Web site from April 2005 through June 2005 for between $8 and $20. The PokéDoll plush toys were also given away as promotions by Nintendo of America Inc. at the E3 Conference in Los Angeles in May 2005.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents should take these toys away from children immediately and contact Pokémon USA to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm at (949) 955-1030.
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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