April 29, 1997
Release # 97-113
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC and The Mazel Co. Announce Teddy Bear Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), The Mazel Co. of Solon, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 835
Teddy Precious Indian girl and boy stuffed bears. The bears' Native American style
clothing has beads on the headband and at the waist or neck. The beads can detach and
young children can choke on the beads or inhale them into their lungs, which could lead to
CPSC is not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to
prevent the possibility of injury.
The light brown bears, measuring approximately 18 inches in length, each wear a brown
vinyl dress or shirt and pants trimmed with Native American embroidery and a headband
patterned with matching embroidery. A label sewn to each bear's foot reads, "Teddy
Precious ." The bears each have a sewn-in tag that reads in part, "DANDEE
INTERNATIONAL LIMITED...MADE IN CHINA." Some tags also include "SKU #
089318" (girl) or "SKU # 089334" (boy).
Independent discount and 50-Off stores sold the bears nationwide from July 1996 through
December 1996 for about $13.
Consumers should take the bears away from young children immediately and return the bears
to the store where purchased for a full refund or a replacement toy. For more information,
consumers should call The Mazel Co.'s Customer Service Department at (800) 443-4789.
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