|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 531-6199
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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
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
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