May 10, 2001Snuggle® Teeny Bean Bears
Included with Fabric Softener Recalled
CT (SafetyAlerts) - Unilever Home
and Personal Care USA said today it is recalling about 150,000 Snuggle® Teeny Bean Bears
with a nightcap and pom-pom. The yellow pom-pom can detach, posing a choking hazard to
CPSC and Unilever Home and Personal Care USA have received one report of an infant who put
the pom-pom in his mouth, gagged and began to choke before his mother removed the pom-pom.
The bear was included as a promotional item in Snuggle®, Cuddle Up®, Fresh RainTM, and
Sweet SlumberTM fabric softener products sold in twin packs. Each twin pack contains a
bottle of liquid fabric softener and a box of softener sheets along with the bear. The
bean bear is 5 inches tall and wears a blue nightcap with a yellow moon and star design.
At the end of the nightcap is a yellow pom-pom. A label on the bear reads in part
"©2001 Lever Brothers Company, Made In China."
Wal-Mart Stores nationwide sold the twin packs containing the bear with the pom-pom on the
cap from March 2001 through April 2001 for between $7 and $8.
Consumers should immediately remove the bear's pom-pom to eliminate the choking hazard.
For additional information, consumers can contact Snuggle at (800)-598-5005 between 8:30
a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
No other Snuggle bears are included in this recall.
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