Recall: Giggles International Animated Toy Monkey
On 2014-12-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Giggles International Animated Toy Monkey due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2014 for about $25.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Giggles International Ltd. plush animal recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Stuffed / Plush Toys & Accessories category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 738-6018
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What is the problem?
The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys. The monkey is made of brown and beige plush material and is about 9 inches tall. The toy is designed to hold a song book titled "5 Little Monkeys" and to sing the song when activated. A red music note is on the bottom of the monkey's right foot and the face of a child with its hands covering its eyes are on the bottom of the money's left foot. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028. The manufacture date in the M/D/YYYY format and batch code are printed on the bottom of a white fabric label attached near the base of the monkey's tail. The monkey toys came in a tan colored box with words "Animated Sing-Along Monkey," "Sing along with me!" and "I play peek-a-boo with you!" on the front. The age advisory "For ages 3+" and the warning that batteries are included are also on the front of the box.
These items were sold new+ at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from September 2014 to October 2014 for about $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the animated monkey away from children, remove the batteries and return the toy to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store or contact Giggles International for a full refund.
Giggles International at (800) 738-6018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.LoveMyGiggles.com and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Giggles International has received two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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