Certain toys are being recalled over a possible choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has stated.
The Sassy®-branded Hug N’ Tug Puppy and Monkey and Carter’s®-branded Hug N’ Tug Monkey Toys imported by Sassy, Inc. of Michigan have been linked to 12 reports of incidents regarding beads that were released from the toy’s plastic sphere. Since these beads can be swallowed by small children, these toys can pose a choking hazard and are now being recalled.
The company has stated that 45,300 units of these products are affected. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that although no injuries have been reported in association with these toys, the company decided to issue this recall and offer a free replacement toy to affected consumers.
Parents should not let their children play with the recalled models of toys until the replacement items is available. Recalled models were sold nationwide at Toys R Us and Target stores between July 2012 and October 2012.
If you have these toys in your possession, follow the company’s instructions and avoid injuries by quickly contacting the company. By staying on top of recall announcements nationwide, you ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. Stay alert.
For the full recall announcement, click here to read the statement.