October 29, 2003CPSC, Neurosmith Announce Recall of
Children’s Plush Toys
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Pet Me Platypus™
Distributor: Neurosmith of Long Beach, Calif.
Hazard: Any of the four plastic button covers can detach, posing a small
parts choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents reported, none resulting in injury.
Description: Pet Me Platypus is a musical plush toy with a green head,
yellow beak and legs, and blue body. The toy features four geometric shape
buttons: a red heart, yellow star, orange circle, and green square. The
recalled units have Model #42080 engraved on the battery box cover and batch
numbers FV23, FV24, FV25, FV27, FV28, FV29, or FV30 printed vertically on
the right side of the cover.
Sold at:Sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from August 2003
through October 2003 for about $20.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from playing with this
toy and contact Neurosmith for a free replacement Pet Me Platypus or
Consumer Contact: Call Neurosmith at (800) 220-3669 ext. 1066 between 7:30
am and 4:30 pm PT Monday through Friday.