June 7, 2007
Gemmy Industries Corp. Recalls Flashing Eyeball Toys Due to Chemical Hazard
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: Floating Eyeballs
Units: About 500
Manufacturer: Gemmy Industries Corp., of Coppell, Texas
Hazard: The plastic eyeball contains kerosene, which if broken, presents a chemical hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The product is a plastic flashing eyeball toy filled with liquid. The model numbers of this product are: 27828, 27544 and 06470. The model number is found on the back of the packaging. The writing on the packaging reads, "FLASHING EVIL EYE," and "TRY ME!"
Sold at: Toy and novelty stores during July 2006 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately, and return the item to the store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Gemmy Industries at (800) 231-6879 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.gemmy.com, or e-mail the firm at Davidm@gemmy.com
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