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October 20, 1998

Great American Toy Co Recalls of Stuffed Animal

Great American Toy Co Recalls of Stuffed AnimalPort Washington, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Great American Toy Co. Inc. is recalling about 18,700 stuffed crabs. The crab's antennaes have sharp wires, presenting a puncture wound hazard to children.

This recall involves only stuffed crabs that have antennaes with wires and that have the letters "BSW" on the Great American Toy Co. label attached to the toy. The stuffed crabs are either blue and green or red and orange. They come in a variety of sizes. Traveling fairs and carnivals gave the crab toys away as prizes from March 1998 to July 1998. The toy has a retail value of about $1 to $27, depending on the size of the stuffed crab.

Consumers should stop using the stuffed crabs immediately, and return them to:
Great American Toy Co. Inc., 22A Sintsink Drive East, Port Washington, N.Y. 11050.

The company will provide consumers with either a refund or replacement toy. When returning the toy, consumers should include a return address and indicate whether they want the refund or replacement.

For more information, consumers should call Great American Toy Co. toll-free at (888) 767-3443.

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