August 6, 2003CPSC, HearthSong Announce Recall of "Happyvillagers"
following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless
Name of Product: Happyvillagers Toy Sets
Units: 3,250 sets (12 villagers per set)
Manufacturer: HearthSong, of Madison, Va.
Hazard: The head can detach from the body of the villagers, posing a choking
hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Happyvillagers are made with birchwood and painted with
various villager images. The sets were sold separately with 12 villagers per
set and as a part of the Happyville Special set that included a set of 35
Happyville Blocks. Only the Happyvillagers are included in the recall.
Sold At: HearthSong sold the toy trucks through their catalog and Web site
from Sept. 30, 2002 through March 11, 2003 for about $15.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the Happyvillagers away from young children
immediately and return to HearthSong for a full refund including the cost of
postage. Send the Happyvillagers to HearthSong, Attn: Returns, 3700 Wyse
Road, Dayton, OH 45414-2541.
Consumer Contact: Call toll-free at (888) 623-6557 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Ms. Linda DeRose-Droubay at (540) 948-7353.