Recall Date: 2008-03-25
Recall: 4257 – 08230
Product Name: Plan Toy Toy Penguin Figures
Description: Plan Toys Inc. Recalls Toy Penguins Due to Laceration Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2008 Release #08-230 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 517-7526 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Plan Toys Inc. Recalls Toy Penguins Due to Laceration Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Toy Penguin Figures Units: About 3,000 Manufacturer: Plan Toy Inc., of Mountain View, Calif. Hazard: The head of the penguin toy can detach, exposing connectors with sharp points, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Plan Toys has received one report of the head of a penguin toy detaching. No injuries have been reported. Description: The wood penguin-shaped toy has a black head with rubber fins, a yellow nose and a white body with red on the base. The toy is round-shaped and creates a soft bell jingle when spun. The toy measures about 3 ¾ inches in height and about 3 inches in diameter. “PLAN TOYS” and UPC number 084543521109 or EAN number 8854740052117 are printed on the outside of the packaging of the toy. Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and on-line from May 2007 through February 2008 for between $15 and $20. Manufactured in: Thailand Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the penguin toys away from children and return them to the store where purchased to receive a refund. Consumers also can contact Plan Toys to receive instructions on returning the penguin toys via mail for a refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Plan Toys toll-free at (866) 517-7526 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.plantoys.com
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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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