October 24, 2006
Release #07-013
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 394-5047
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Kits Sold at Target Stores Recalled by Paper Magic Group Due to Choking Hazard


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: Mr. Potato Head "Make a Monster Pumpkin" and Mr. Potato Head "Make a Fireman Pumpkin" and Mrs. Potato Head "Make a Diva Pumpkin"

Units: About 97,000

Manufacturer: Paper Magic Group Inc., of Scranton, Pa.

Hazard: The pumpkin decoration kits contain small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled kits include plastic ears, eyes, noses, mouth, hands, shoes, hats, eyeglasses and jewelry that are used to decorate Halloween pumpkins. The recall includes Mr. Potato Head "Make a Monster Pumpkin" and "Make a Fireman Pumpkin" and Mrs. Potato Head "Make a Diva Pumpkin." The products are labeled for ages 2 and older. Products with small parts intended for children under 3 years old are prohibited due to a choking hazard.

Sold exclusively at: Target Stores nationwide from September through October 2006 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these pumpkin decorating kits immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Paper Magic Group Inc. toll-free at (866) 394-5047 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at


Picture of Diva Pumpkin

Picture of Recalled Monster Pumpkin

Picture of Recalled Fireman Pumpkin