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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
August 12, 1993
Release # 93-102

Fisher Price Recalls Snuggle Doll

PRODUCT: Approximately 420,000 Fisher-Price "Snuggle Light" dolls, model numbers 1372 and 1373, sold nationwide since February 1992. The Snuggle Light is a doll with a nightcap and pom-pom whose face lights up when its body is squeezed.

PROBLEM: Fisher-Price has learned from consumers that very young children, primarily children five to seven months old, can get the doll's nightcap pom-pom into their mouths and choke or gag on it. Fisher-Price learned of five instances of children choking or gagging on the nightcap's pom-pom. The company has received no reports of injuries as a result of this problem.

WHAT TO DO: Parents should cut off the doll's pom-pom and product label and send them to: Fisher-Price, Consumer Affairs, 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, NY 14052. Fisher-Price will send a new doll body (includes everything but the light component) on which the cap is sewn to the doll's head and does not swing freely. For more information, call Fisher-Price at 1-800-366-4169.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, Inc., East Aurora, NY is announcing a recall program for its Snuggle Light dolls, model numbers 1372 and 1373, after learning of five instances of children choking or gagging on the doll's nightcap pom-pom. The program affects approximately 420,000 Snuggle Lights sold nationwide since February 1992. The company has received no reports of injuries as a result of this problem.

The Snuggle Light is a doll whose face lights up when its body is squeezed. Fisher-Price has learned from consumers that very young children, primarily infants five to seven months old, can get the doll's pom-pom into their mouths and choke or gag on it.

To eliminate this potential choking hazard, Fisher-Price is asking parents to cut off the pom-pom and the product label and send them to Fisher-Price, Consumer Affairs, 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, NY 14052. Fisher-Price will send a new Snuggle Light doll body (includes everything but light component) to consumers free of charge. If consumers have questions about this program, they can call Fisher-Price toll free at 1-800-366-4169 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Fisher-Price is asking that the dolls not be returned to retailers, but that consumers contact Fisher-Price for a new Snuggle Light doll body.

Fisher-Price recently started shipping modified Snuggle Light dolls on which the cap is sewn to the doll's head and does not swing freely. This modification eliminates the possibility of a potential choking hazard. If you have this version of the doll, you need not contact Fisher-Price.

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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