|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.