|May 17, 2010
Mall of America Recalls Plush Toy Due to Choking Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Product: Sandy the Squirrel Plush Toys
Manufacturer: MOA Entertainment Co. LLC, of Bloomington, Minn.
Units: About 1200 produced, 11 sold
Hazard: Young children can remove and ingest the squirrel's nose, which poses a choking hazard.
Incidents: None reported
Description: This recall involves the Sandy the Squirrel plush toy, which measures approximately 1 foot high by 4.5 inches wide. It is a brown and tan plush toy with a purple skirt and bikini top. "Po #: 86849" and the production date of 01/2010 are printed on the toy's smaller white tag.
Remedy: Consumers should take the toy away from children and return it to the Nickelodeon Store, Spongebob 4U, or NU Stuff stores in Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America to receive a full refund. Consumers can also contact Mall of America for a full refund or exchange for a different toy of equal value.
Manufactured in: China
Sold: Exclusively at Nickelodeon, 4U and NU stores in the Mall of America in March 2010 for about $10
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact for Nickelodeon Universe toll-free at (877) 336-9716 or visit the firm's Web site at www.nickelodeonuniverse.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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