|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 517-7526
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: Toy Penguin Figures
Units: About 3,000
Manufacturer: Plan Toy Inc., of Mountain View, Calif.
Hazard: The head of the penguin toy can detach, exposing connectors with sharp points, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Plan Toys has received one report of the head of a penguin toy detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The wood penguin-shaped toy has a black head with rubber fins, a yellow nose and a white body with red on the base. The toy is round-shaped and creates a soft bell jingle when spun. The toy measures about 3 ? inches in height and about 3 inches in diameter. "PLAN TOYS" and UPC number 084543521109 or EAN number 8854740052117 are printed on the outside of the packaging of the toy.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and on-line from May 2007 through February 2008 for between $15 and $20.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the penguin toys away from children and return them to the store where purchased to receive a refund. Consumers also can contact Plan Toys to receive instructions on returning the penguin toys via mail for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Plan Toys toll-free at (866) 517-7526 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.plantoys.com
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