This is ust a friendly neighborhood consumer warning for a penguin-related product that I happened upon this morning. Even though this toy is adorably cute, please take care and heed the warnings that the US CPSC is giving below.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Plan Toys, Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of about 3,000 wooden penguin toys, the hazard being that the head of the penguin toy can detach, exposing connectors with sharp points, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers. Plan Toys has received a single report of An incident; however, there were no associated injuries.
The wood penguin-shaped toy has a black head with rubber fins, a yellow nose and a white body with red on the base. The toy is round-shaped and creates a soft bell jingle when spun. The toy measures about 3 and ¾ inches in height and about 3 inches in diameter. “PLAN TOYS” and UPC number 084543521109 or EAN number 8854740052117 are printed on the outside of the packaging of the toy.
The toys were sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and on-line from May 2007 through February 2008 for between $15 and $20.
Consumers should immediately take the penguin toys away from children and return them to the store where purchased to receive a refund. Consumers also can contact Plan Toys to receive instructions on returning the penguin toys via mail for a refund.
For additional information, contact Plan Toys toll-free at (866) 517-7526 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.plantoys.com.