Ganz Recalls Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Three styles of Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys.

Hazard: The stuffed animals' eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:  Replace

Consumer Contact: Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.Ganz.com and click on Recall Info for more information.

Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Ganz-Recalls-Grumpy-Cat-Stuffed-Animal-Toys/

Recall Details

Units: About 8,200   

Description: This recall involves three styles of plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys by Ganz. They include an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip. The toys are multi-colored in white with dark brown, light brown and gray fur material. Grumpy Cat toys have blue crystal eyes with the eye lids half closed, a down-turned mouth and white whiskers. This toy is labeled for ages 3 and older. The Grumpy Cat key chain has a black plastic key clip at the top of the cat's head. The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 or 224861, and model numbers printed on the sewn-in label located near the tail of the cat.

The recalled toys model and batch numbers are:

Description

Model

Batch 1

Batch 2

Grumpy Cat 8" Laying

HGC12974

86754

224861

Grumpy Cat 5" Sitting

HGC12982

86754

224861

Grumpy Cat Key Clip

HGC12983

86754

224861

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the eyes detaching from the Grumpy Cat toys.  No injuries have been reported.  

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Ganz for a free replacement Grumpy Cat product of equivalent value or a full refund.

Sold at: Gift, drug and toy stores including hospitals, museums and gift shops nationwide from December 2013 through January 2014 for about $8 to $10.

Manufacturer:  Ganz USA LLC, Marietta, Ga.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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