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May 29, 1991 (301) 504-0580
Release # 91-076

Stuffed Bunnies Recalled

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Associated Merchandising Corporation (AMC) of New York, NY is voluntarily recalling 5,580 "Best Friends" stuffed toys because each of the bunny's ears has a plastic strip insert with sharp points. These points may become exposed during use, posing a risk of a laceration injury to infants and young children.

The ultra-soft, silk-like stuffed bunnies are off-white with a sewn-on romper outfit in either green, yellow, pink, or blue. Each outfit has an orange carrot on the bunny's chest. The bunnies come in nine-inch and twelve-inch sizes.

Attached to each bunny is a registration label which states in part: "Manufacturer: Anima Co., Ltd., P.O. Box 92, Inchon, Korea...Made in Korea."

The bunnies, which were imported by AMC from Korea, were distributed nationwide in January and February 1991. The nine- inch bunnies sold for approximately $10.00 each and the twelve- inch bunnies sold for approximately $20.00 each.

The AMC reported the potential problem to the CPSC. Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these bunnies. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent any possibility of injury.

Consumers are urged to take these bunnies away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact AMC at (212) 536-4732.

The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to