|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued October 29, 2003, Revised May 1, 2004
Release # 04-018
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Company out of business. Please destroy or discard this product.
CPSC, Neurosmith Announce Recall of Children's Plush Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Pet Me Platypus™
Distributor: Neurosmith of Long Beach, Calif.
Hazard: Any of the four plastic button covers can detach, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents reported, none resulting in injury.
Description: Pet Me Platypus is a musical plush toy with a green head, yellow beak and legs, and blue body. The toy features four geometric shape buttons: a red heart, yellow star, orange circle, and green square. The recalled units have Model #42080 engraved on the battery box cover and batch numbers FV21, FV23, FV24, FV25, FV26, FV27, FV28, FV29, or FV30 printed vertically on the right side of the cover.
Sold at: Sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from August 2003 through October 2003 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The company is out of business. The free replacement is no longer available. Please destroy or discard this product.
Consumer Contact: Company is no longer able to be contacted.
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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