April 11, 1996
Release # 96-099
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Toy-O-Rama Announce Stuffed Animal
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toy-O-Rama of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., is
voluntarily recalling about 33,000 stuffed dogs, mice, bears, and rabbits with plastic
eyes that come apart from the animals. Young children can choke or inhale into their lungs
small parts such as the small plastic eyes.
CPSC and Toy-O-Rama are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The stuffed velour animals measure
approximately eight inches long. The dark pink dog with a white face and a pink heart
applique is holding a red satin heart that reads, "Love You." The red mouse with
a white head, red ears, and a white heart applique is holding a red satin heart that
reads, "Be Mine." The white bear with black arms and a red velour heart applique
is holding a red satin heart that reads, "Honey Bunch." Each animal has a hang
tag that reads, "704-7582." The dog, mouse, and bear were sold together from a
counter top display labeled in part, "Velour Cuddle Pets ... Item #73025." The
rabbit, available in yellow, pink, or blue, has contrasting color velour accents. The
rabbit was sold individually from a counter top display labeled in part, "Velour
Bunny ... Item #76128." All the stuffed animals have black and white sewn-in tags
that read in part, "TOY-O-RAMA, Made in China."
Chain drug stores, craft stores, and grocery stores, including Genovese Drug Stores,
H.E.B. Grocery, and Omni Superstores, sold the stuffed animals between October 1995 and
February 1996 for about $4.
Consumers should take the stuffed animals away from children under three years old
immediately and return the toys to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more
information, consumers should call Marti Ray of Children's Marketing Partners collect at
(310) 544-7762. Children's Marketing Partners can also be contacted on the Internet at email@example.com.
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