Hazard: Choking

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Recall Date: 2008-08-26
Recall:
 4409 – 08373
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Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International Playthings 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 August 26, 2008 Release #08-373 International Playthings’ Recall Hotline: (800) 445-8347 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking 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: Taggies™ Strollin’ Along Stroller Activity Bars Units: About 10,000 Importer/Distributor: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J. Hazard: The shiny material on the elephant’s ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Incidents/Injuries: International Playthings has received three reports of the shiny material detaching and children putting it in his/her mouth. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves the Taggies™ Strollin’ Along stroller activity bars. The multicolored, fabric, and plastic activity bars feature a yellow giraffe, a purple hippo and a blue elephant attached to a 12” long elliptical base with straps that attach to a stroller. The Taggies™ and Earlyears® logos are located on woven and satin labels sewn into the seam on the lower left front of the activity bar. Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and on the Internet from February 2007 through July 2008 for about $23. Manufactured in: Hong Kong Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the activity bars and contact International Playthings for a free replacement toy. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 or visit the company’s Web site at www.intplay.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.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

 

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