Recall: Plush toys
On 2017-05-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Plush toys due to a potential Choking Hazard hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2014 for about $20.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Douglas Company Inc., of Keene, N.H. plush toys recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Stuffed / Plush Toys & Accessories category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The plastic eyes on the plush toys can detach, posing a choking hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Oliver the Bear, Chewie the English Bulldog, and Charlotte the Fox model plush toys. Oliver the Bear is a brown and tan stuffed bear, with a blue t-shirt that reads "Oliver the Bear" and a red, removable cape. Chewie is a stuffed, brown and white English Bulldog with a blue patch sewn on the chest that reads "Chewie." Charlotte is a stuffed, brown, black and white Fox with removable blue cape. Each of these toys has a sewn-in label with the words "DOUGLAS the cuddle toy."
These items were sold new+ at Specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from July 2014 to April 2017 for about $20. Also distributed by UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) to various individuals and organizations.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled plush toys away from young children and contact the firm to receive a free replacement product or a full refund.
Douglas at 800-276-4029 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.douglastoys.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Douglas has received two reports of the plastic eyes detaching or loosening. No injuries have been reported.
+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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