October 10, 2002BRIO® Corporation Has Recalled
Caterpillar Pull Toy
- BRIO® Corp has recalled
about 1,000, of the Plan Toys pull-along caterpillars. The antenna on the
pull toy can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
BRIO® has not received any reports of injuries or incidents involving these
toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled pull-along caterpillar is bright red and yellow and was sold
under the Plan Toys brand name. The wooden caterpillar is about 7-inches
long and is pulled by a nylon string. The caterpillar's antenna are two blue
protruding pegs that extend about 1/2-inch from the head. The recalled lot
numbers are 0645917, 12142323 and 0724423 and are printed on the inside flap
of the packaging. A stamp on the top of the tail end of the caterpillar
displays the Plan Toys logo and the words "Made in Thailand."
Specialty toy stores, Internet retailers and mail order catalogs sold the
caterpillar toys nationwide from January 2002 through September 2002 for
Consumers should take these caterpillar toys away from children immediately
and send them to BRIO® to receive a replacement toy or a refund, including
the cost of postage. Consumers should return the recalled toys to BRIO
Corp., SAFETY RECALL - Caterpillar, N120 W18485 Freidstadt Road, Germantown,
Wis. 53022. For more information, consumers can contact BRIO toll-free at
(888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.