|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 1995
Release # 95-124
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, Danskin Inc. Urge Consumers to
Remove Small Pom Poms
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dakin Inc. of Woodland Hills, Calif., is
warning consumers that the pom poms on approximately 66,500 of their "Big Top
Playmates" toys can detach, posing a choking or aspiration hazard.
CPSC is aware of ten incidents in which pom poms separated from the toys or children under
one year old ate pieces of the pom poms or placed the pom poms in their mouths. No
injuries were reported and no medical attention was required.
The "Big Top Playmates" series features a variety of products based on circus
animals. This corrective action affects bear, bunny and elephant soft fabric dolls (item
no. 40319), bottle hugging dolls (item no. 40321), finger puppets (item no. 40320), crib
attachments (item no. 40335), dolls attached to the musical mobile (item no. 40324), and
ring shaped rattles with soft plush animal head and feet (item no. 40325). The products
are decorated with pink, yellow and blue trim with small pom poms that measure .5 inches.
The products' hang tags include the item number and product name and reads in part,
"THE FRASER COLLECTION, DAKIN, INC. San Francisco, CA, Product of China."
Dakin Inc. distributed 66,500 "Big Top Playmates" products nationwide from
February 1994 through April 1995. The products sell for $5.00 to $15.00 ($50.00 for the
mobile) in approximately 3,800 specialty, toy and department stores.
Consumers are urged to immediately cut the pom poms from the products and discard them.
Consumers who have questions about this corrective action may contact Dakin Inc. toll-
free at (800)227-6598 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.
"Big Top Playmates" products currently on store shelves are being modified and
should not have pom pom trim.
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
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