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|Release # 92-093
Choking Hazard Prompts Wal-Mart to Recall
"Bunny on a Stick"
PRODUCT: 4,700 "Bunny on a Stick" items
sold from February 1 to April 15, 1992 by Wal-Mart stores.
PROBLEM: The item failed the CPSC rattle test because the handle may cause a small child
to choke and/or suffocate. In addition, the wooden balls attached to the item came off
during testing and also present a choking hazard.
WHAT TO DO: Return to place of purchase for a refund.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas is voluntarily recalling approximately
4,700 "Bunny On A Stick" Easter rattles, item number 100660. The item failed the
CPSC rattle test because the four-inch long by half-inch diameter wooden handle represents
a choking hazard. In addition, two one-half inch diameter wooden balls attached to the
item came off during testing, also presenting a choking hazard.
The item is constructed of wood and consists of a handle attached to a body with a bunny
head and two balls representing its paws. The balls strike the hollow bunny head producing
a sound when the item is shaken. The item is painted in pastel colors and was imported
from Taiwan by Wal-Mart.
Bunny On A Stick items, were sold nationwide from February 1, 1992 to April 15, 1992, for
approximately $2.00 each.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported to CPSC that they received a report of a child who nearly
choked on one of the small wooden balls. Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any
other safety complaints or injuries involving this product. This voluntary recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to take the Bunny On A Stick item away from young children immediately
and return it to the store where purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions about
this recall may contact the company at 1-501-273-4314.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
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.