"Love Me Tender" Dolls Recalled By Tonka Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
November 3, 1988  
Release # 88-093
 

"Love Me Tender" Dolls Recalled By Tonka Products

WASHINGTON-Tonka Products, Division of Tonka Corporation, is voluntarily recalling its "Love Me Tender" dolls because the plastic eyes may come off and could present a choking hazard to young children.

Tonka instituted the recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The company acknowledged having received 76 reports from consumers about model #8900 and #8901 dolls where the eyes had come off. While no injuries have been reported, the company said it is recalling the dolls to prevent any ingestion of small parts. More that 100,000 of these dolls were sold nationwide since July 1987 for $18-$30.

Consumers are urged to take the dolls away from young children and return the dolls either to the place of purchase or to Tonka Products, Attention: Department K, 2950 Robertson Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45209, for a full refund of the purchase price. To obtain a prepaid mailing label or for more information, consumers may call the company toll-free at 1-800-548-7262 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.