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November 16, 2000

Curious George Musical Pull Toys Recalled

Curious George Toy RecallNew York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Prestige Toy Corp. said today it is voluntarily recalling about 4,600 Curious George musical pull toys for replacement. The toy has two elastic cords that form a loop, posing a strangulation risk to young children.

The toy is a stuffed fabric toy with Curious George holding two red and yellow balloons, attached by two retractable green fabric covered elastic cords. It can hang from cribs, playpens, or other juvenile furniture. A red tag on the toy reads in part "STYLE # 3490, Curious George Adventures, and Made In China." When the cords are pulled, the toy plays music as the cords retract. Kmart stores nationwide sold these toys from June 1999 through September 1999 for about $10.

Prestige Toy Corp. has received a report of a child found with the cords of the toy wrapped around his neck. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using these toys immediately and return it to Kmart for a replacement toy. For more information, contact Prestige Toy Corp at (866) 666-8266 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Toys that have the green elastic cords sewn together halfway below the red and yellow balloons are not included in this recall.

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