|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2010
Release # 10-148
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 290-4831
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: Scooby Doo, Tweety and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets
Units: About 127,000
Manufacturer: Peachtree Playthings, of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: The middle two prongs of the plastic fork can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Peachtree Playthings has received one report of a middle prong detaching from the fork. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Scooby Doo, Tweety and Batman plastic fork and spoon sets. The two-piece set is white plastic with cartoon images on the handle.
Sold at: Dollar Tree Stores and Deals during January 2010 for about $1 per set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled fork and spoon sets away from children and return them to Dollar Tree or Deals for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Peachtree Playthings at (800) 290-4831 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.peachtreeplaythings.com or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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