|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2000
Release # 00-063a
|Company Phone Number: (800) 541-1345
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Pull Toys Recalled by Manhattan Group LLC
PRODUCT: Pull Toys - Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 3,400 pull toys. These toys are called Enchanted Garden Inchworm, item number EG150; Merry Meadows Cow, item number FS150; and Sunny Safari Blue Elephant, item number SS150. The item number is on the back of the hangtag near the Universal Product Code. The inchworm has two red, two blue and two yellow round fabric sections sewn together. The cow is made of white plush fabric with black spots sewn onto the white fabric. The cow has a red and white checkered bandanna tied around its neck. The elephant is light blue with royal blue fabric on the tail, feet and ears. A label on these toys reads, "Made in Thailand." Specialty stores and gift shops nationwide sold these toys from July 1999 through December 1999 for about $20.
PROBLEM: The wooden wheels and pegs attached to the toy could come off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a refund or exchange for another soft toy. For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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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