|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 1994
Release # 95-037
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
Kid Dimension Inc. Recalls "Littlest
Pet Shop Tea Set"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kid Dimension, a subsidiary of Hasbro Inc. of
Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 42,000 of its "Littlest Pet Shop Tea
Kid Dimensions estimates that fewer than 4,000 tea sets, which sold for about $10, have
already been purchased by consumers. None of the other "Littlest Pet Shop "
series toys are involved in this recall.
Small plastic animal figures attached to the teapot and the sugar bowl are removable and
present a potentially serious choking hazard to young children. Because the product does
not meet CPSC's small parts regulations, the tea set is a banned hazardous substance under
the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and may not be sold. The toy was identified during a
joint CPSC and U.S. Customs surveillance operation at the port in Long Beach, Calif.
The toy tea set is about two-thirds the normal size and made of colored plastic, including
pink, blue, purple, and red. The set includes a teapot with lid, serving tray, sugar bowl
and lid, creamer, 4 cups, 4 saucers, and 4 spoons. Small plastic animal figures are
permanently attached to the cups and creamer in the set. The tea set is packaged in a
cardboard carton labeled in part, "Littlest Pet Shop Tea Set featuring adorable
Hangimal characters *** No. 27310 *** 1994 Kid Dimension Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro,
Inc., Pawtucket, RI ***."
The company is changing the product so that the parts in question will be removed. The
modified product package will feature a starburst label that reads, "Contains No
The tea sets, imported from China, were distributed nationwide from July through November
1994 to retail stores including Toys "R" Us, Army Exchange Stores, Jamesway,
Meijers, and F A O Schwarz. Neither the company nor CPSC is aware of any complaints or
injuries involving the tea set.
Consumers are urged to not give this toy as a gift to children under 3 years of age and to
immediately take the tea set away from any children under 3 who may have the set. The tea
sets should be returned to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price.
For more information on this recall, call Kid Dimension Inc. at (800) 683-5847 or CPSC at
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