October 18, 2006
Release #07-009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 986-1619


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: Baby Cookie Monster Plush Toys

Units: 31,000

Manufacturer: The Betesh Group of New York, NY

Distributor: Sesame Workshop, of New York, NY

Hazard: The small felt fabric cookie attached to the plush toy's hand can be removed easily and ingested by young children, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Baby Cookie Monster plush toy packaged with certain Sesame Beginnings Make Music Together DVDs. The blue plush toy has a small, felt fabric cookie attached to its hand. The plush toy and DVD are packaged in a yellow and green box with the words "Sesame Beginnings" and "Make Music Together" printed on the front. The product is labeled for children ages 6 months and up.

Sold: Exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from March 2006 to July 2006 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Using scissors, consumers should immediately remove the felt cookie and its connecting thread from the plush toy. Once detached, the felt cookie and thread should be disposed of immediately.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sesame Workshop at (800) 986-1619 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Sesame Workshop's Web site at


Picture of Recalled Cookie Monster Plush Toy in Packaging

Picture of Recalled Cookie Monster Plush Toy