September 2, 1999
Choking Hazard Prompts Recall of Pom-poms on Precious
Moments® Tender Tails® Stuffed Toys
ILL, (SafetyAlerts) - Enesco Corp. is recalling the pom- poms from about 472,000 Precious
Moments® Tender Tails® stuffed toys. The pom-poms on these toys can detach, posing a
choking hazard to young children.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Enesco are aware of three reports of
pom-poms detaching from these stuffed toys. No injuries were reported.
These stuffed toys include the Lady Bug (476080), Bee (464295), Butterfly (482234) and
Reindeer (381969). The pom-poms are the antennae on the heads of the lady bug, bee and
butterfly toys. The pom-poms are holiday ornaments on the antlers of the reindeer. The
item number can be found on the purple adoption registration attached to the stuffed toys.
The Tender Tails(r) toys are about 6 inches long. An attached label reads, in part,
"TENDER TAILS®," "by ENESCO" and "MADE IN CHINA."
Gift, card and collectible stores sold these stuffed toys nationwide from May 1998 through
August 1999 for about $7.
Consumers should immediately cut off the pom-poms from these stuffed toys. Consumers
should return the pom-poms along with their name, address and phone number to Enesco to
receive a free Tender Tails® Hippo toy. The Hippo toy will be retired at the end of the
year and given out while supplies last. Another Tender Tails® toy will be given to
consumers in exchange for returned pom-poms when the supply of Hippo toys runs out.
For more information, call Enesco at (800) NEAR
YOU (632-7968) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday, or write to Enesco,
P.O. Box 499, Itasca, IL 60143-0499, visit their web site at www.enesco.com or email them
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