Aug 10, 2000KFC Recalls Kids Meals Toys
KY (SafetyAlerts) - KFC Corporation
is recalling the Tangled Treeples toys which were included with about 425,000 KFC
Kids Meals. The toy is a green plastic container with small, blue plastic animal figures
inside. The bottom of the container can fit over a child's nose and mouth, which could
pose a suffocation hazard to children under three years of age.
A 19-month-old girl reportedly had the Tangled Treeples container stuck over her face,
causing her distress. When her mother removed the container, there was a red mark left on
the child's face.
The Tangled Treeples toy's green, plastic container, which measures about 3 inches in
diameter and 1.25 inches deep, has trees molded on the outside. Inside are seven
"Tangled Treeples" animal figures, including a monkey, owl, snake, raccoon and
bear. Children can empty the animals out of the container and link them to form a chain.
Writing on the outside of the container reads, "TreeplesTM" and "Made in
KFC restaurants nationwide included the Tangled Treeples toys with KFC Kids Meals from
June 2000 through July 2000.
Consumers should immediately take the green plastic container away from children under the
age of three. They should discard the container or return it to any KFC restaurant for an
individual-sized side item, such as macaroni and cheese. For more information, consumers
can call KFC at (800) CALL-KFC anytime or visit the KFC web site here.
Notice of this product warning was
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