November 16, 2000Curious George Musical Pull Toys
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
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