|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|June 20, 1991
|Release # 91-085
Star Sales Recalls
"Teddy Pet With Cassette"
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Star Sales Company, Knoxville, TN today
announced a voluntary recall of its Teddy Pet With Cassette #3851 because the bear could
catch on fire due to inadequate insulation around the wires within the teddy bear. The
company sold 1,015 units of the Teddy Pet With Cassette nationwide since 1986. No injuries
have been reported. The Ohio State Fire Marshall's Office reported to CPSC one fire
incident with this teddy bear resulting in property damage only.
This item is a 12-inch tall battery-operated animated brown and white teddy bear which has
moving eyes, ears and mouth and produces sounds by means of an audio tape. A tag attached
to the back lists the code "HS-703."
Consumers who have this Teddy Pet With Cassette should discontinue use and return it to
the retail store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers may also call Star Sales
Company at its toll-free number, 1-800-347-9494, for instructions on returning the
The recall is being announced as part of CPSC's mission to protect the public from
unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the
Federal agency responsible for product safety. Some 15,000 types of consumer products fall
within the Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an
estimated 29 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.