CPSC, Target Stores Recall Inflatable Snoopy Christmas Toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

December 21, 1994

(301) 504-7908

Release # 95-044

 

CPSC, Target Stores Recall Inflatable Snoopy Christmas Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target Stores of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 48,000 "Inflatable Snoopy Plastic Christmas" children's toys.

Target received one report of a child who was found with the inflator plug, detached from the Snoopy toy, in the child's mouth. While no injury resulted, the inflator plug, if removed from the toy, presents a potential choking hazard to young children.

The toys, sold inflated, come in the following three styles, all of which include a ringing ball inside the inflatable, plastic form: (1) a green, plastic, miniature punching bag with the Snoopy character dressed as Santa; (2) a round, red, plastic ball with the Snoopy character dressed as Santa going down a chimney; (3) and a rattle-shaped plastic toy in green with Snoopy, a snowflake, and Woodstock, or in blue with Woodstock and Snoopy in front of a wreath. Target Stores sold the toys nationwide from October 1994 to December 1994 for $1.99.

The toys should be taken away from young children immediately and returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, call CPSC at (800) 638-2772 or write Target Stores at 33 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1392 Attention Quality Assurance, CC 13-B.

Neither CPSC nor Target Stores is aware of any injuries involving this toy; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.