|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2010
Release # 10-138
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 541-1345
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
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: Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky
Units: About 2,400 in the United States and 400 in Canada
Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The toy has wooden components that can break or come loose, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves three types of pull-toys: Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan with lot code 210720GB, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator with lot code 210750GB, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky with lot code 210530GB. The Toucan has a large yellow and black beak and blue striped wings. The alligator is green and has a red ridge on its back and red wheels with yellow polka dots. The shark has blue swirls painted on its wheels and an orange wooden fish on the pull string. The lot code is printed on the bottom of the toy.
Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide, online and through catalogs from September 2009 through January 2010 for about $22.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.manhattantoy.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=973
Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan
Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator
Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky
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