FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 18, 1992
Release # 92-086
Toy Bunny Rabbits Recalled
PRODUCT: 300,000 plush 14-inch stuffed bunny rabbits distributed by K.M.S. Inc. Bunnies were sold nationwide in retail stores such as Venture, Hallmark, Boscov's and Woolworth.
PROBLEM: The eyes and noses may detach creating a fatal choking hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Return to store where purchased for a refund.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), K.M.S., Inc. of Wichita, KS, is voluntarily recalling approximately 300,000 plush bunny rabbits because their eyes and noses may separate during use creating a fatal choking hazard to young children.
The stuffed bunnies are approximately 14 inches tall and are white with pink ears, feet, and nose. A tag attached to the bunnies reads in part, "Style #1011-1 Reg. No. PA.-3692 (RC)."
According to the company, the stuffed bunnies were sold in retail stores such as Venture, Hallmark, Boscov's and Woolworth stores along with a number of others. Distribution of these rabbits began in January 1992 and ended in March 1992. The bunnies sold for $3.99 and up.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these plush rabbits. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The potentially hazardous bunnies were discovered by a Hallmark employee.
Consumers are urged to take the plush bunnies away from young children immediately and return them to the retail store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact K.M.S., Inc. toll- free on 1-800-752-5262, Dept. 92 or (316) 634-0441.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
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