August 16, 2000Playskool Recalls 420,000 of its
Busy Poppin' Pals Toys
RI (SafetyAlerts) - Playskool is
voluntarily recalling 420,000 of its Busy Poppin' Pals toys. Small springs inside the toy
can break loose, posing a choking and laceration hazard to young children.
Playskool has received 16 reports of the springs breaking. Five children put the broken
springs in their mouths, resulting in two children suffering lacerations.
The Playskool Busy Poppin' Pals is a 13 inch long white plastic toy with blue, yellow and
red buttons, levers and knobs of various shapes that, when activated, make animal
characters pop up from under the toy's base. The animals are hidden under blue, yellow or
red lids that have the numbers one through five on top. The lid colors match the color of
the buttons, levers and knobs that activate them. The pop-up animals are a giraffe,
elephant, panda bear, lion and monkey. The toy has a white carry handle and has the
Playskool logo on the front. The model number 5415 and "MADE IN CHINA" are
imprinted on the bottom of the toy.
Mass merchandise and toy stores,
including Toys R Us, sold these toys nationwide for about $10. The toys were sold from
January 1996 through August 2000.
Consumers should take these toys away from young children immediately and contact
Playskool at (877) 518-9743 anytime to receive a free, redesigned replacement toy.
Busy Poppin Pals, with model number 6205 have different springs, and are not part of the
Notice of this product warning was
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subscribers August 16, 2000.
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