FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2007
Release #07-152

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 231-6879
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Gemmy Industries Corp. Recalls Disney Plush Easter Baskets Sold at Wal-Mart Due to Choking Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Disney Princesses Easter Baskets

Units: About 8,500

Manufacturer: Gemmy Industries Corp., of Coppell, Texas

Hazard: Silver beads and ribbons attached to the basket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The product is a pink and purple plush Easter basket decorated with silver beads and ribbons. "Disney Princesses" is written on top of the basket. Pictures of the princesses are on the front of the basket. The basket measures about 10-inches high by 8-inches wide.

Sold by: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the Easter basket away from young children immediately and remove the beads and ribbons to prevent the choking hazard. Consumers also can return the item to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Gemmy Industries at (800) 231-6879 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.gemmy.com

 

Picture of Recalled Easter Baskets