The Orvis Company Recalls Children's Toys Sold with Sleeping Bags Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2007
Release #07-261

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 531-6199
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

The Orvis Company Recalls Children's Toys Sold with Sleeping Bags Due to Choking Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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: Stuffed Plush Horse/Pillows and Fairy Dolls

Units: About 220 Horses and 1,300 Fairy Dolls

Distributor: The Orvis Company, of Manchester, Vt.

Importer: Carstens Inc., of Burlington, Wash.

Hazard: The plastic button eyes on the stuffed horse and the pompom nose on the fairy doll toy can easily detach, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description:

Stuffed Horse: The plush brown horse/pillow was sold as an accessory with the purchase of a Horse Animal Sleeping Bag. The horse pillow has outstretched fore and back legs, a bushy black mane and tail and attaches to the sleeping bag with a hook/loop attachment on the belly of the horse. Stuffed horses with eyes directly embroidered on the plush fabric are not included in the recall.

Fairy Doll: The Fairy Doll toy was sold as an accessory with the purchase of a Unicorn Animal Sleeping Bag. The stuffed fairy doll has a sewn-on pompom nose, a pink satin dress with glitter netting as a ruffled collar, sleeves and dress apron. The doll attaches to the sleeping bag with a hook/loop attachment on the bag and between the doll's wings. The fairy doll is one of three toys that attach to the sleeping bag. Also included are a large unicorn pillow and small flat unicorn. The unicorn attachments are not included in the recall.

Sold through: The Orvis Company mail-order catalogue and the firm's Web site from September 2006 through December 2006 for about $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from young children immediately and contact the firm to obtain a refund or replacement horse and fairy doll. Consumers can continue to use the sleeping bags while waiting to receive replacement toys.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Orvis Company toll-free at (866) 531-6199 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.orvis.com/recall

 

Picture of Recalled Fairy Doll

Picture of Recalled Stuffed Horse