Hazard: Choking

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Recall Date: 2007-04-05
Recall:
 3589 – 07152
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Gemmy Industries Corp. Recalls Disney Plush Easter Baskets Sold at Wal-Mart Due to Choking Hazard
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2007
Release #07-152
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 231-6879
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Gemmy Industries Corp. Recalls Disney Plush Easter Baskets Sold at Wal-Mart Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Disney Princesses Easter Baskets
Units: About 8,500
Manufacturer: Gemmy Industries Corp., of Coppell, Texas
Hazard: Silver beads and ribbons attached to the basket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The product is a pink and purple plush Easter basket decorated with silver beads and ribbons. “Disney Princesses” is written on top of the basket. Pictures of the princesses are on the front of the basket. The basket measures about 10-inches high by 8-inches wide.
Sold by: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the Easter basket away from young children immediately and remove the beads and ribbons to prevent the choking hazard. Consumers also can return the item to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Gemmy Industries at
(800) 231-6879 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at
www.gemmy.com

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U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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