|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2005
Release # 05-126
|Firm's Contact Number: (800) 252-1931
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Ocean Desert Sales Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Stuffed Yarn Bunnies
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces 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: Stuffed Yarn Bunny
Units: About 18,500
Manufacturer: Ocean Desert Sales Inc., of Philadelphia, Pa.
Hazard: The eyes can detach from the stuffed animal, posing an aspiration hazard to young children. Additionally, the heart and flower button decorations also can detach, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The stuffed bunny is about 8-inches tall wearing a skirt or overall shorts in various colors including purple, turquoise and pink. The skirt and overall shorts are decorated with heart and flower buttons, and there is a bow tie at the neck in checked pattern colors including green and pink. The eyes are round black beads. A hang tag attached to the stuffed bunny reads in part, "OCEAN DESERT SALES 5400 TULIP STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19124 ITEM NO.: EST-220 MADE IN CHINA UPC CODE: 0 15381 14220 1."
Sold at: Discount and dollar stores from February 2002 through March 2003 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and return it the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Ocean Desert Sales at (800) 252-1931 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET 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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