State Farm® Recalls Good Neigh Bears® Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2009
Release # 09-156

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 226-8079
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

 

State Farm® Recalls Good Neigh Bears® Due to Choking Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: State Farm Good Neigh Bears

Units: About 800,000 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada

Distributor: State Farm, of Bloomington, Ill.

Hazard: The eyes on these bears can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: State Farm received one report of the plastic eye of a bear coming off and a child placing it in her mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the 11-inch (28 cm) and 18-inch (46 cm) State Farm Good Neigh Bears with plastic eyes. The bears are brown and wear a white and red State Farm shirt.

Sold at: The bears were given away free through State Farm agents and at State Farm sponsored events from September 2005 through March 2007.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these bears away from young children and discard them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact State Farm toll-free at (877) 226-8079 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT or visit the company's website at www.statefarm.com or www.statefarm.ca

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=698

 

Picture of Recalled State Farm Good Neigh Bear