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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
August 18, 1992
Release # 92-128

Creative Products Inc. Recalls "Lovely Sonny" Dolls

PRODUCT: "Lovely Sonny" dolls, model number 1079, imported by Creative Products, Inc.

PROBLEM: The doll's arms separated from the arm sockets and a small piece of plastic from inside the doll fell out of the socket presenting a potential choking hazard for young children.

WHAT TO DO: Return to place of purchase for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Creative Products, Inc. at (708)673-1900.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Creative Products, Inc., of Skokie, IL, is voluntarily recalling 4,334 "Lovely Sonny" dolls, model number 1079. When CPSC tested the dolls, the arms separated from the arm sockets and a small plastic piece from inside the doll fell out of the socket presenting a potential choking hazard for young children.

The vinyl Lovely Sonny doll is 6-1/2 inches tall with a painted face, blond hair, and moveable arms and legs. It is dressed in a non- removeable one piece dress and was sold in a 7-1/4 inch woven basket with one handle on each side. When purchased, the doll was packaged in a cellophane wrapping with a cardboarder header. The label on the header reads in part: "Lovely Sonny * * * MADE IN CHINA."

The Lovely Sonny doll, imported by Creative Products, Inc., was sold at three stores: The Bazaar, Inc., Cicero, IL; One Dollar Shops, Inc., Branson, MO; and N.B. Wholesale, Houston, TX. The doll sold for $1.00 each from early December through December 31, 1991.

Consumers are urged to take the dolls away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may contact Creative Products, Inc. at (708)673-1900. Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The potentially hazardous toy was identified at the Port of Chicago, IL, during a joint CPSC/U.S. Customs surveillance program.

CPSC 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 info@cpsc.gov.

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