December 6, 2001
BRIO® Recalls Curious George Toys
- BRIO® Corp.
George toys. The toys include fabric-filled mobile phones that can pose a
choking hazard to young children.
BRIO Corp. has not received any reports of injuries or incidents. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
These Curious George monkey plush toys are dressed in a yellow plastic space
suit with matching gloves. They have a detachable backpack with a red
fabric-filled mobile phone attached. The small mobile phone is 1.25-inches
by 1.5-inches, and is connected to a gray, mesh backpack by a 4.75-inch
string sewn into one of the backpack's seams. A label in the collar of the
space suit reads, "Curious George by BRIO." This is an "Activity George,"
which is written on the packaging, and is labeled for children ages 18
months and older. The back of the box reads: "Removable backpack with mobile
phone!" The recalled toy has model number 32900 written on the front of the
Specialty toy stores, Internet retailers, and mail order catalogs sold the
recalled Curious George toys nationwide from July 2001 through November 2001
for about $25.
Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and call
BRIO to get a refund or replacement toy. For more information, contact BRIO
toll-free at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday, or go to the firm's web site at www.briotoy.com. Consumers also can
send the toy to BRIO Corp., SAFETY RECALL, N120 W18485 Freistadt Road,
Germantown, WI 53022.