June 16, 1999
Release # 99-124
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Restoration Hardware Inc. Announce Recall of
Stuffed Sock Monkeys
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Restoration Hardware Inc., of Corte
Madera, Calif., is recalling approximately 12,000 Sock Monkey stuffed animals. Sewing
needles or pins have been found in the stuffing of these monkeys presenting a laceration
CPSC and Restoration Hardware are aware of one injury when an 18- month old girl in Utah
received a needle stick on her lip. Restoration Hardware has since found an additional 17
monkeys in store inventory containing needles or pins.
These monkeys are about 16 to 20 inches tall and made of a brown tweed-like knit fabric
with white hands and feet. They have red lips, black felt eyes and a red patch directly
under the tail. They have a brown tweed and white knit caps on their heads. They do not
contain any buttons or other plastic parts.
Restoration Hardware's stores, catalogs and web site sold the monkeys from October 1997
through May 1999 for about $29. The monkeys were produced both domestically and overseas.
Consumers should return the monkeys to any Restoration Hardware store for a refund and a
discount merchandise certificate. Catalog purchasers will be contacted directly by
Restoration Hardware. For more information, call Restoration Hardware at (877) 747-4671
Only sock monkeys sold by Restoration Hardware are subject to this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press
release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine
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