CPSC, Neurosmith Announce Recall of Children's Plush Toys

Originally issued October 29, 2003, Revised May 1, 2004
Release # 04-018
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Note: Company out of business. Please destroy or discard this product.

CPSC, Neurosmith Announce Recall of Children's Plush Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Pet Me Platypus™

Units: 4,400

Distributor: Neurosmith of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: Any of the four plastic button covers can detach, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents reported, none resulting in injury.

Description: Pet Me Platypus is a musical plush toy with a green head, yellow beak and legs, and blue body. The toy features four geometric shape buttons: a red heart, yellow star, orange circle, and green square. The recalled units have Model #42080 engraved on the battery box cover and batch numbers FV21, FV23, FV24, FV25, FV26, FV27, FV28, FV29, or FV30 printed vertically on the right side of the cover.

Sold at: Sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from August 2003 through October 2003 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: The company is out of business. The free replacement is no longer available. Please destroy or discard this product.

Consumer Contact: Company is no longer able to be contacted.

Picture of Recalled Toy