|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2002
Release # 03-035
|Disney Consumer Recall Hotline: (800) 566-3161
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Disney Press Contact: Maria Gladowski, (818) 567-5389
CPSC, Disney Store Announce Recall of Monsters, Inc. Character Plush Dolls
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Disney Store, Inc., headquartered in Glendale, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 14,500 Sulley with Boo plush dolls sold exclusively at The Disney Store nationwide. The recalled 12- inch doll is a blue monster named Sulley that is holding a 6-inch girl doll, named Boo. Both are characters in the 2001 animated film, Monsters, Inc. The Boo doll's hair has ponytail holders that could detach, posing a choking hazard for young children.
The Disney Store has not received any reports of injuries or incidents involving these dolls and is voluntarily recalling them to prevent future incidents.
The recall includes only the 12-inch Sulley with Boo plush dolls. The Sulley doll is a blue monster with purple spots, a tail and horns. Sulley is holding a Boo doll in his right arm. Boo is a little girl with dark hair and small pink ball ponytail holders and rubber bands. Labels on the Sulley doll read, "Disney Store," "SULLEY W/BOO 12"," and "Made in China."
The Disney Stores nationwide exclusively sold these plush dolls from July 2002 through October 2002 for about $20.
Consumers should immediately remove and discard the two pink ponytail holders and two rubber bands from the Boo doll's hair, or return the item to any Disney Store for a full refund. For more information, call Disney at (800) 566-3161 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their web site at www.disneystore.com
This recall involves only the Sulley with Boo dolls sold exclusively at The Disney Store and does not reflect items sold through the Disney catalog or at other retail outlets. Additionally, the battery-operated talking version of the Sulley with Boo doll is not part of this recall.
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