April 17, 2007
DreamWorks Animation SKG Recalls Shrek Headbands Due to Injury Hazard; Giveaway Product Distributed To Pepsi Employees
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Shrek Ears Headbands
Units: About 6,000
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp., of Hollywood, Calif., under contract with DreamWorks Animation SKG, of Glendale, Calif.
Hazard: A small wire can protrude through the fabric of the ears on these headbands, posing a risk of cuts to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The item is a plastic headband covered in bright green fabric with two ears similar to the character Shrek from the DreamWorks film series. A tag attached to one of the ears reads "DREAMWORKS" and "THE THIRD," and shows the top of the Shrek character's head.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures to Pepsi Bottlers which distributed the headbands as a giveaway product to their employees from February 23, 2007 through April 1, 2007. The recall does not include any ear headbands purchased, or distributed free of charge, before February 23, 2007 and after April 1, 2007.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Stop using the recalled headbands immediately and call for information on returning the headbands to receive a free replacement item.
Consumer Contact: Consumers who received the headbands through Pepsi Bottlers should call (800) 782-6116 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contacts: Dave DeCecco, PepsiCo., (914) 253-2655, and Rich Sullivan, DreamWorks Animation SKG, (818) 695-3521
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