Dollar Tree Stores Pull 300,000 Cuddly Cousins Toys after Recall

Washington, DC – According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dollar Tree, Greenbacks, Dollar Express, Dollar Bill$, Deal$, and Only One $1 stores have had to remove 300,000 units of the Cuddly Cousins insect toys that were sold at their stores between March 2007 and December 2007 for $1 each.

Dollar Tree and the CPSC had to voluntarily recall products that were sold at most of their 3,411 locations throughout the U.S. because of small parts that present a choking hazard for small children. According to the CPSC’s website, there have been no reported injuries to children so far.

Which Cuddly Cousin Designs Were Recalled?

There are six designs of the Cuddly Cousin insect toys that are manufactured by China and imported by Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va. They are: the bumble bee that has six legs and is black and yellow; the caterpillar that has seven legs and is green, pink, orange, and yellow; the ladybug that has six legs, orange eyelids, and has four black dots on a red back; the snail that is yellow with pink eyelids and two tones of brown on its shell; and the two butterflies with one being blue and yellow and the other being two tones of pink. The date code is 71, the UPC is 6 39277 03995 8, and the product number is 903995. They also measure up to 10 ½ inches in length. Officials with the CPSC have requested that those consumers who purchased the dangerous toys take them away from their children and return them to the point of sale for a refund.

Choking incidents can be quite frightening and, when toys contain small parts that can easily be swallowed by small children, parents should take caution even when a recall has not been issued. Any toys containing beads, glued-on eyes, or any other small parts should ensure that the toy is age appropriate before buying it for their child. This is necessary to minimize choking risk. As for the Cuddly Cousin recall, it is being suggested that the toys be taken away from small children who are at risk of placing small parts in their mouths.

Questions About the Cuddly Cousin Toy Recall?

Those with questions regarding the Dollar Tree and CPSC recall of Cuddly Cousin insect toys are instructed to visit the Dollar Tree website at www.dollartree.com or call Dollar Tree at 800-876-8077.

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