|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|May 29, 1991
|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
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.
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associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer
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