|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 1994
Release # 95-024
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1191
PriceCostco Recalls 1993 Reindeer
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PriceCostco of Kirkland, Wash., is recalling
about 17,000 reindeer Christmas stockings. During CPSC testing, a small gold colored bead
on the reindeer's antlers pulled off, presenting a potential choking hazard to young
PriceCostco originally sold the stockings, item number 74503 (COSTCO) and item number
79750 (Price Club), from September to December 1993, and CPSC and PriceCostco recalled
them in December 1993. CPSC and PriceCostco are re-announcing this recall as consumers
begin to take these stockings out of storage for the upcoming holiday season.
The 20-inch Christmas stocking, which sold for $9.99, is made of a soft red, green, and
white furry material with a 4-inch white border on top and the words "Merry
Christmas" embroidered on the front just below a pocket that holds a sewn-in stuffed
white reindeer. The 10-inch reindeer has a green fur nose and green fur hooves, feet, and
antlers with a gold colored bead sewn on each antler. The ears, a bow tie on the reindeer,
and the bottom of the feet are red. A tag sewn in the seam of the stocking reads, in part,
"Chrisha, Playful Plush, Made in Indonesia."
If the beads have not already been removed, CPSC and PriceCostco urge consumers to either
remove and discard the beads from the reindeer's antlers or return the stocking to the
store where purchased for a full refund.
Neither CPSC, the manufacturer Chrisha Creation Limited of Greenville, R.I., nor
PriceCostco is aware of any injuries involving these stockings. This voluntary recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
For more information about this recall, call Chrisha Creations at (401) 949-4328 or your
local Price Club or Costco Wholesale Warehouse, or call PriceCostco at (800) 774-2678.
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
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