|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 1999
Release # 99-124
Company Phone Number: (877) 747-4671
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Restoration Hardware Inc. Announce Recall of Stuffed Sock Monkeys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Restoration Hardware Inc., of Corte Madera, Calif., is recalling approximately 12,000 Sock Monkey stuffed animals. Sewing needles or pins have been found in the stuffing of these monkeys presenting a laceration hazard.
CPSC and Restoration Hardware are aware of one injury when an 18- month old girl in Utah received a needle stick on her lip. Restoration Hardware has since found an additional 17 monkeys in store inventory containing needles or pins.
These monkeys are about 16 to 20 inches tall and made of a brown tweed-like knit fabric with white hands and feet. They have red lips, black felt eyes and a red patch directly under the tail. They have a brown tweed and white knit caps on their heads. They do not contain any buttons or other plastic parts.
Restoration Hardware's stores, catalogs and web site sold the monkeys from October 1997 through May 1999 for about $29. The monkeys were produced both domestically and overseas.
Consumers should return the monkeys to any Restoration Hardware store for a refund and a discount merchandise certificate. Catalog purchasers will be contacted directly by Restoration Hardware. For more information, call Restoration Hardware at (877) 747-4671 anytime.
Only sock monkeys sold by Restoration Hardware are subject to this recall.
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
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