|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Media Relations
|May 6, 1996
|Release # 96-118
CPSC, Dan-Dee International Announce Teddy Bear Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dan-Dee International Inc. of North Largo, Fla., is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,600 "Teddy Precious Indian Girl" stuffed bears. The bear's American Indian-style clothing includes a headband and waist sash decorated with beads that can detach from the sash. Young children can choke on the beads or inhale them into their lungs which could lead to death.
CPSC is not aware of any injuries involving this toy. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. CPSC identified this problem during routine surveillance.
The light brown bears, measuring approximately 18 inches in length, each wear a brown vinyl dress trimmed with Native American embroidery and a headband patterned with matching embroidery. A pink label sewn to each bear's foot reads in part, "Teddy Precious ." The blue and white tag sewn into the animal's lower back reads in part, "DAN-DEE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, JERSEY CITY, N.J. 07305 ... MADE IN CHINA." Some bears' tags also include "SKU # 089318."
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby Shops retail stores sold the bears nationwide from March 1995 through March 1996 for approximately $13.
Consumers should take the bear away from young children immediately and return the toy to any Kay Bee Toy & Hobby Shop for a full refund or a replacement toy. For more information, consumers should call Dan-Dee International Inc. toll free at (800) 477-8697.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.