September 6, 2001
Kids II Recalls Carters Activity Butterflies
Ga. (SafetyAlerts) -
Kids II is
voluntarily recalling about 21,000 Carter's butterfly baby toys. The
antennae on these butterfly toys contain wire that can pass through the
fabric, causing cuts and scratches to babies.
Kids II has received 27 reports of wires passing through the fabric on the
antennae of these toys, resulting in four babies getting cuts to the hand or
face, and five babies receiving scratches.
The recall involves Carter's Activity Butterflies with 3-inch long bendable
antennae. The body of the stuffed butterfly toy is green and purple and the
wings are multi-colored. The toy makes various "fun sounds" when squeezed.
The stuffed stars on the ends of the antennae contain a squeaker and a
rattle. The lower wings make a crinkle sound and one of the upper wings
contains a mirror. The toy has model number 50052 written on a small tag
behind one of its wings. A date code on the opposite side of this tag ends
with, "00433," "00856," "01003," or "01148."
Mass merchandise and juvenile specialty stores nationwide sold these
butterfly toys from February 2001 through August 2001 for between $15 and
Consumers should take these toys away from babies immediately, and return
the toy to the store where purchased or contact Kids II for a free
replacement butterfly toy. For more information, consumers should call Kids
II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 between 7:30 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.kidsii.com.
Butterfly toys with short antennae, about 1ѕ-inches long, do not contain
wire, and are not part of the recall.