|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 1997
Release # 98-011
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1192
CPSC, Nadel & Sons Toy Corp. Announce Recall
of Stuffed Bears
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nadel & Sons Toy
Corp. of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 stuffed bears. The eyes of
the bears can become detached, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Nadel & Sons are aware of one incident where a child started to choke as a
result of a detached eye from one of these bears.
The plush bears involved in this recall are the 12- and 13-inch Pajama Bears. The 12-inch
bear is white, with brown eyes, and a pink nose and mouth. The 12-inch bear is wearing
one-piece, ruffled-collar pajamas that have gray and mint green or yellow and peach
floralprints with elasticized cuffs at the wrist, ankle and neck. The bear's paws have the
same print as the pajama. The 13-inch bear also is white, has a black nose and eyes, and
its one-piece pajamas have a multicolored fish or dinosaur design with a red bow on a
white collar. The pajama is permanently attached, and the bear's ears have the same print
as the pajama. A sewn-in label on the pajamas reads in part, "Nadel & Sons Toy
Corp...Made in China."
Amusement parks and roadside
entertainment centers, including Busch Gardens Theme Park in Tampa, Fla.; Dutch Wonderland
in Lancaster, Pa.; and Play Day Amusements in Seaside Heights, N.J.; distributed the
stuffed bears from October 1995 to May 1997 as prizes at game booths or in game machines.
Consumers should take these stuffed bears away from young children immediately and return
them to Nadel & Sons Toy Corp. for a $5 refund plus the cost of postage. For more
information about this recall, consumers should call Nadel & Sons Toy Corp. at (800)
234-4697 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.