|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 1999
Release # 99-151
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Toys "R" Us Announce Recall of "Bathtub Baby" Doll Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toys "R" Us, of Paramus, N.J., is recalling 71,000 Bathtub Baby doll sets. These doll sets come with a small ball, which poses a serious choking hazard to children under 3 years old.
CPSC and Toys "R" Us are not aware of any injuries involving these doll sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The Bathtub Baby doll set includes a blue, plastic bathtub; a 5.5 inch soft vinyl doll wearing a blue diaper; a pink, fish-shaped strainer; and a pink ball about 1.25 inches in diameter. The set is packaged in a clear plastic bag with a hangtag. Writing on the hangtag includes, "BATHTUB BABY," WHAT A DOLL!" "FISHEL" and "MADE IN CHINA."
Toys "R" Us stores nationwide sold these doll set from October 1998 through July 1999 for about $2.
Consumers are urged to take the doll sets away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call their local Toys "R" Us store, or visit the Toys "R" Us web site at www.toysrus.com/recalls/index.cfm.
This recall was the result of an inspection conducted by the CPSC staff.
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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