|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2009
Release # 09-286
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 701-5327
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: My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs
Units: About 3,700
Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.
Hazard: The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received two reports of children removing the decals from this toy, including one report of a child ingesting part of the decal.
Description: This recall involves My Pal Scout, a green and beige electronic plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When those decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks and barks. "Scout" is printed on the dog tag at the dog's neck. The plush dog measures about 9 inches high by 9 inches wide. "LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142" is printed on the white tag attached to the dog and on the toy's packaging. My Pal Scout dogs with embroidered paws are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.toysrus.com, www.leapfrog.com and other retail Web sites from May 2009 through June 2009 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and contact LeapFrog to receive a replacement My Pal Scout with embroidered paws rather than decals.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.leapfrog.com/recall
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