|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|November 21, 1979
|Release # 79-065
Stuffed Toy Mobiles Recalled
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 21) -- Approximately 422,000 stuffed mobile toys which may pose a strangulation hazard to infants are being recalled by their importer, R. Dakin & Company, of San Francisco.
The recall applies to eight different types of stuffed animal mobiles which are intended to be suspended from ceilings by means of three elastic cords.
Last month an 11-month old baby girl strangled when she became entangled in the elastic cords suspending one of the toys from her crib.
The toys being recalled include:
|Jolly Polly Parrot
Each toy is covered with plush fabric and contains a musical chime device. The model numbers appear on a tag attached to the animal's ear.
The toys were imported from South Korea and distributed in the U.S. from January, 1977, through October, 1979. They sold nationwide for approximately $7 each in toy stores and other retail stores.
Parents should return the toys to the stores where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers who wish to keep the toy should cut off the three elastic cords in order to eliminate the potential safety hazard.
Anyone requiring additional information about this recall may contact Mr. Roger J. Burrill, Vice President, R. Dakin & Company, 499 Point San Bruno Boulevard, South San Francisco, California 94080, toll-free telephone 800/227-6598.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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