USA Announce Recall of Pokémon Plush Toys(July
8, 2005 - NEWSdial.com) 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.
of Product: Pokémon
Units: About 9,200
USA Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The stuffing of the toy may contain tips of sewing needles
which could pose a puncture hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves 10 “Pokédoll” plush
toy characters including Pikachu, Minun, Plusle, Skitty, Evee,
Munchlax, Mew, Ho-Oh, and Lugia. Pikachu comes in a 12-inch and
a 6-inch tall version. All of the other characters are approximately
6-inches tall. They have a sewn-in label that reads: “Pokémon
Center ©2005 Pokémon /Nintendo /Creatures/ GAME FREAK” on
one side and “2005 MADE IN CHINA” on the other.
at: Nintendo World, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, and on
the firm’s Web site from April 2005 through June
2005 for between $8 and $20. The PokéDoll plush toys were
also given away as promotions by Nintendo of America Inc. at
the E3 Conference in Los Angeles in May 2005.
should take these toys away from children immediately and contact
Pokémon USA to receive a free replacement
Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free
930-6613 anytime or visit Pokémon’s
Web site at www.pokemoncenter.com/recall.asp.
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