FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 1990
Release # 90-098
San Francisco Music Box Company Recalls Plush Animals Because Of Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the San Francisco Music Box Company of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling six plush animals imported from China because the eyes may come off posing a fatal choking hazard to children.
The stuffed animals described below have eyes with washers on the back. The company discovered that the washers may be defective allowing the eyes to become detached from the plush animals. The plush animals all have music boxes inside and a silver wind up key protruding from the back.
White Jointed Bear, #55-0046 plays "You are My Sunshine" is made of all white fur with a red ribbon tied around its neck.
Beige Jointed Bear, #55-0061 plays "Don't Let Me Go," stands 15-1/2 inches tall has all beige fur and a red ribbon tied around its neck.
Beige Small Jointed Bear, #55-0038 plays "It's a Small World" stands 9-1/2 inches tall has all beige fur with a red ribbon tied around its neck.
Pink Bear, #55-0079 plays "A Baby's Lullabye" stands 9-1/2 inches tall, is extremely soft with all pink fur and a sewn in pink and white polka dot heart on its chest.
Pink Monkey, #55-0095 plays "Zip-a-dee-doo-daa" stands 7- 1/2 inches tall is extremely soft with white face, hands and feet and a pink fur body.
Beige Articulated Santa Bear, #55-0368 plays "Jingle Bells" stands 17 inches tall, has a sewn on red and white Santa's hat covering the right ear, a red coat with white trim that has a "Velcro" closure in the front, and a black felt belt with a metal buckle.
Each stuffed animal has a small white tag sewn on either side or bottom which reads "THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSIC BOX COMPANY, EMERYVILLE, CA REG. NO. PA-2642 (RC) ALL NEW MATERIALS MADE IN CHINA."
Approximately 2,866 of these plush animals were distributed in retail stores nationwide from December 1988 through June 1989 at prices ranging from $17.50 to $37.50.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to take these toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with additional questions about this recall may contact the San Francisco Music Box Company directly at 1-800-227-2190.
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