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RECALL ALERT: LeapFrog Recalls Electronic Plush Toys Due to Choking Hazard
July 23, 2009 by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs

Units: About 3,700

Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.

Hazard: The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received two reports of children removing the decals from this toy, including one report of a child ingesting part of the decal.

Description: This recall involves My Pal Scout, a green and beige electronic plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When those decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks and barks. "Scout" is printed on the dog tag at the dog's neck. The plush dog measures about 9 inches high by 9 inches wide. "LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142" is printed on the white tag attached to the dog and on the toy's packaging. My Pal Scout dogs with embroidered paws are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide, and on the Web at http://www.toysrus.com www.l,eapfrog.com and other retail Web sites from May 2009 through June 2009 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and contact LeapFrog to receive a replacement My Pal Scout with embroidered paws rather than decals.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.leapfrog.com/recall

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09286.html

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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx Consu.mers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov

See original article online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09286.html


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