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December 21, 1994

Release # 95-044
CPSC: Robin Diamond
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1219

CPSC, Target Stores Recall Inflatable Snoopy Christmas Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target Stores of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 48,000 "Inflatable Snoopy Plastic Christmas" children's toys.

Target received one report of a child who was found with the inflator plug, detached from the Snoopy toy, in the child's mouth. While no injury resulted, the inflator plug, if removed from the toy, presents a potential choking hazard to young children.

The toys, sold inflated, come in the following three styles, all of which include a ringing ball inside the inflatable, plastic form: (1) a green, plastic, miniature punching bag with the Snoopy character dressed as Santa; (2) a round, red, plastic ball with the Snoopy character dressed as Santa going down a chimney; (3) and a rattle-shaped plastic toy in green with Snoopy, a snowflake, and Woodstock, or in blue with Woodstock and Snoopy in front of a wreath. Target Stores sold the toys nationwide from October 1994 to December 1994 for $1.99.

The toys should be taken away from young children immediately and returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, call CPSC at (800) 638-2772 or write Target Stores at 33 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1392 Attention Quality Assurance, CC 13-B.

Neither CPSC nor Target Stores is aware of any injuries involving this toy; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

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