|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 1994
Release # 95-014
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
Link & Pan of Texas Inc., and CPSC
Recall Stuffed Bears
Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Link & Pan of Texas Inc. of Houston, Texas,
is voluntarily recalling more than 4,000 stuffed toy bears. During CPSC testing, the
bears' noses and eyes came off presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.
Three styles of stuffed bears, all labeled with a "MADE IN CHINA" sewn-on tag on
the bottom, are included in this recall: a white bear, a black and white panda bear, and a
white bear with two red ears, two blue paws, and two neon yellow paws. The white bear and
the black and white panda bear are wearing red sweaters with raised lettering that says
"I Love You." The bear with the blue and yellow paws does not wear a sweater.
All three bears, measuring 11 inches tall from their permanent sitting position, have
black plastic noses and brown/black plastic eyes.
The bears were distributed throughout the United States as premiums/prizes between June
and August 1994 by three traveling carnivals: The Brass Show and The Hildebrand Show,
headquartered in Florida, and the Crabtree Show, headquartered in Texas.
Consumers are urged to take the stuffed bears away from young children immediately and
call Link & Pan of Texas for a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope in which to
return the toy for an exchange of a similar item. For more information about this recall
and to obtain a self- addressed, postage-paid envelope for returning the bears, call Link
& Pan of Texas Inc. at (800) 528-8259.
Neither CPSC nor Link & Pan of Texas is aware of any injuries involving these stuffed
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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.