U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall w/Health Canada
Recall Date: August 31, 2017
Recall Number: 17-216
Name of Product: itty bittys® baby plush stacking toys
Hazard: The toys have fabric hats and bows that can detach, posing a choking hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys and take them away from children. Contact Hallmark to receive a prepaid shipping label for returning the recalled toy and for a $40 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.
Consumer Contact: Hallmark at 800-425-5627 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hallmark.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 5,800 (in addition, about 200 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves the itty bittys baby Disney-licensed plush animal stacking toys with rattling rings. The toys measure 10 inches by 7.5 inches by 9.5 inches. They have a yellow base stand with a post and four rattling rings that slide on and off the post. The red, blue, pink and purple rings have Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck and Daisy Duck characters attached to them. Three of the four Disney-licensed characters are wearing a small plush, fabric hat or bow. The Hallmark logo and “itty bittys” are printed on a sewn-on tag attached to the toy’s base.
Incidents/Injuries: Hallmark has received one report of the toy’s fabric bow detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Importer/Distributor: Hallmark Marketing Company LLC, of Kansas City, Miss.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64270r-eng.php
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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