August 3, 1999
Toys "R" Us Announce Recall of "Bathtub Baby"
PARAMUS, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.