|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 597-6597
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Mattel Recalls Doggie Day Care™ Magnetic Toys Due to Magnets Coming Loose
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: Doggie Day Care™ play sets
Units: About 1 million
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Small magnets inside the toys can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Doggie Day Care play sets have various figures and accessories that contain small magnets.
||Doggie Day Care Coco
||Doggie Day Care Sparley
||Doggie Day Care Lula and Baby
||Doggie Day Care Crockett and Baby
||Doggie Day Care Taffy and Baby
||Doggie Day Care Snack Time with Cookie
||Doggie Day Care Diaper Change with Ginger
||Doggie Day Care Ice Cream with Ranger
||Doggie Day Care Puppy Park with Dixie
||Doggie Day Care Dream House Nursery with Honey
||Doggie Day Care Bath Time with Beau
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide from July 2004 to August 2007 for between $4 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com
H1532 – Coco
H1533 - Sparley
G4460 – Diaper Change with Ginger
H1530 – Ice Cream with Ranger
G9703 – Puppy Park with Dixie
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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