December 19, 2006
Release #07-064

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Recalls Christmas Mug Gift Sets

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: Holiday Time™ Christmas Mug Gift Sets

Units: About 70,300 units

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The buttons could detach from the plush characters sold with the mug gift sets, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The gift sets include a decorated ceramic mug and a stuffed Santa, snowman, or reindeer.  The stuffed characters measure 7-inches tall and are made of fleece-like material.  Two red and green buttons are sewn down the front of the characters.  "©DanDee™ COLLECTOR'S CHOICE®" and the product's UPC number are printed on the character's sewn-in labels.  UPC numbers are as follows: Santa 0 47475 45419 8, Snowman 0 47475 45429 7, Reindeer 0 47475 45439 6.  "Holiday Time™" is printed on the character's hang tag.  The mug comes in three designs and measures 6-inches tall.  The designs include a Santa with green background, a snowman with blue background, and a Christmas tree with green background.  

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from October 2006 through December 2006 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the plush character away from small children and return it to their nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call  Wal-Mart toll free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit for more information.

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