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August 3, 1999

Toys "R" Us Announce Recall of "Bathtub Baby" Doll Sets

Dolls RecalledPARAMUS, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - After an inspection conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toys "R" Us is recalling approximately 71,000 , Bathtub Baby doll sets.   A small ball, included with these doll sets pose a serious choking hazard to children under 3 years old.

CPSC and Toys "R" Us are not aware of any injuries involving these doll sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Sold in Toys "R" Us stores nationwide, these Bathtub Baby doll sets include a blue, plastic bathtub; a 5.5 inch soft vinyl doll wearing a blue diaper; a pink, fish-shaped strainer; and a pink ball about 1.25 inches in diameter. The set is packaged in a clear plastic bag with a hangtag. Writing on the hangtag includes, "BATHTUB BABY," WHAT A DOLL!" "FISHEL" and "MADE IN CHINA."

Consumers should take the doll sets away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call their local Toys "R" Us store.

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 and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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