April 2, 2003Dollar Tree Stores Has Recalled Plush
Bears and Snowman Dolls
- Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has recalled
about 407,000 plush bears and 221,000 snowman dolls. Buttons on the jacket
of these toys can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Dollar Tree have received no reports of injuries or incidents. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The 10-inch plush bear is white and dressed in a hat and jacket in one of
the following colors: red, blue, hunter green, pink, purple, light green,
light blue and white. The 10-inch snowman doll is dressed in a hat and
jacket that are blue and pink. The snowman dolls also have white scarves and
a red ball nose. Both the bears and the snowman dolls have a label on their
backs that reads, "DIST BY: DOLLAR TREE" and " MADE IN CHINA." The bears and
snowman dolls were sold with ear tags that read either, "Christmas House
Plush Bear" or "Christmas House Christmas Plush."
Dollar Tree, Only One Dollar, Only $1, Dollar Express, and Dollar Bills
stores nationwide sold these toys from June 2002 through March 2003 for
Parents and caregivers should take these toys away from young children
immediately, and return the toys to the store where purchased for a refund.
For more information, call Dollar Tree at (800) 876-8077 anytime.