June 27, 2000Galoob Toys Inc. Recalls 8.9 Million Sky Dancers® Flying Dolls
CA (SafetyAlerts) - Galoob®
Toys Inc. is recalling about 8.9 million Sky Dancers® flying dolls. Galoob® was
purchased by Hasbro in 1998. The hard plastic Sky Dancers® dolls can fly rapidly in
unpredictable directions, and can hit and injure both children and adults.
Galoob® has received 170 reports of the dolls striking children and adults resulting in 150
reports of injuries. They include eye injuries, including scratched corneas and
incidents of temporary blindness, broken teeth, a mild concussion, a broken rib, and
facial lacerations that required stitches.
The recalled Sky Dancers® dolls were sold in many different styles, including Pretty
Lights Sky Dancers, Mini-Sky Dancers and Fairy Flyers. The princess/ballerina-type dolls
have hair pulled up into a pony tail and have stiff foam wing-covered arms that propel the
doll when it is launched. The launchers, sold in many shapes including dolphins, flowers,
moon, ponies, and sun and rainbow, have a molded plastic base and a pull-cord. The
launchers were sold in both hand-held and table-top versions. The doll is inserted into
the top of the launcher feet-first, and the pull-cord is pulled to launch the doll. The
packaging is labeled "Sky Dancers®", "galoob®", "MADE IN
CHINA", "Ages 5 and Up Only" and "Not for children under 3
Mass merchandise and toy stores nationwide sold the dolls from November 1994 through June
2000 for between $8 to $25.
Consumers should stop using these flying dolls immediately and call Galoob® for
instructions on how to return the toy sets to receive a product of equal value. For more
information, consumers should call Galoob® toll-free at (877) 598-5599 anytime, or go to
the firm's web site here.
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