|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2006
|Gund's Recall Hotline: (800) 448-4863
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Gund Inc. Recalls Woodles™ Activity Toys for Choking Hazard
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: Baby Gund Woodles™ Activity Toys
Units: About 18,900
Manufacturer: Gund Inc., of Edison, N.J.
Hazard: The wooden rings on the stuffed toy can break, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Gund has received four reports from consumers about the wooden rings on the toys breaking, including one report of a child mouthing small pieces. No injuries were reported.
Description: The product is a baby activity toy available in various animal shapes. It consists of a soft, stuffed body with a rattle component inside the body and two smooth wooden rings attached to loops at the end of each arm. The product is available in four different styles: Rumba Lion Activity Toy with style number 58553, Gazoo Giraffe Activity Toy with style number 58554; Wango Horse Activity Toy with style number 58555, and Tippy Cow Activity Toy with style number 58556. "Woodles™" and the style number are located on the sewn-in label.
Sold by: Independent specialty toy stores nationwide and in Canada from June 2005 through April 2006 for about $12.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these toys immediately, and contact Gund for a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Gund at (800) 448 4863 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about this recall also can be found on the firm's Web site at www.gund.com
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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