|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-0910
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Chicken Limbo Party Games Recalled After 23 Reports of Injuries
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Chicken Limbo Electronic Party Game
Units: About 461,000
Manufacturer: Milton Bradley, of East Longmeadow, Mass.
Hazard: The game's two side poles do not fit into their bases properly making the game unstable. This can cause the game to completely fall apart if touched, hitting children playing the game as well as bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Milton Bradley has received 46 reports of the Chicken Limbo party game collapsing unexpectedly. This includes 23 reports of injuries including bumps, bruises, welts and red marks, four reports of cuts, one chipped tooth and one fractured foot.
Description: The recalled "Chicken Limbo" is a plastic electronic game consisting of two red vertical poles set in yellow bases and an orange horizontal bar with a plastic white chicken at the center of the bar. The game is intended for children age 4 and up.
Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from June 2005 through January 2006 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled Chicken Limbo game away from children immediately and contact Milton Bradley to receive a free repair kit. The kit contains two yellow plastic replacement side poles to stabilize the toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Milton Bradley at (800) 245-0910 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.miltonbradley.com
Conumers can also view a video clip about this recall (high quality version) (transcript) (standard quality version). This is in "streaming video" format.
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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