May 6, 1996
Release # 96-118
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Dan-Dee International Announce Teddy Bear
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dan-Dee International Inc. of North Largo,
Fla., is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,600 "Teddy Precious Indian Girl"
stuffed bears. The bear's American Indian-style clothing includes a headband and waist
sash decorated with beads that can detach from the sash. Young children can choke on the
beads or inhale them into their lungs which could lead to death.
CPSC is not aware of any injuries involving this toy. This recall is being conducted to
prevent the possibility of injury. CPSC identified this problem during routine
The light brown bears, measuring approximately 18 inches in length, each wear a brown
vinyl dress trimmed with Native American embroidery and a headband patterned with matching
embroidery. A pink label sewn to each bear's foot reads in part, "Teddy Precious
." The blue and white tag sewn into the animal's lower back reads in part,
"DAN-DEE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, JERSEY CITY, N.J. 07305 ... MADE IN CHINA." Some
bears' tags also include "SKU # 089318."
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby Shops retail stores sold the bears nationwide from March 1995
through March 1996 for approximately $13.
Consumers should take the bear away from young children immediately and return the toy to
any Kay Bee Toy & Hobby Shop for a full refund or a replacement toy. For more
information, consumers should call Dan-Dee International Inc. toll free at (800) 477-8697.
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