January 27, 1998
Release # 98-057
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Nancy Sales Co. Inc. Announce Recall of
Bean Bag Crab Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nancy Sales Co.
Inc. of Chelsea, Mass., is recalling about 4,100 bean bag crab toys. The toys' seams can
separate and allow plastic pellets to be released, presenting an aspiration hazard to
CPSC and Nancy Sales Co. Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toys. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The bean bag crab is made from red velour fabric. Its body, measuring about 4 inches wide,
is filled with plastic pellets and has plastic black eyes. Attached to the crab's body are
five pairs of stuffed legs that extend the crab to about 10 inches long. The crab has a
sewn-on label that reads in part, "NANCO ... CHELSEA, MA...MADE IN CHINA." A tag
attached to the toy at the time of sale describes the characteristics and habitat of the
Arcade and gift shops nationwide sold
the toys from January 1997 through October 1997 for about $6.
Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and return them to the
store where purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, consumers
should call Nancy Sales Co. Inc. at (800) 626-2947 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday
U.S. Customs alerted CPSC to this hazard.
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