Vera Bradley Recalls Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny 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: Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Stuffed Toys

Hazard: The pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Vera Bradley toll-free at (888) 855-8372 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.verabradley.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Vera-Bradley-Recalls-Bear-Ring-Rattles-And-Bunny-Toys

Recall Details

Units: About 98,000

Description: This recall involves all Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys.  The products are made of cotton and fleece.  The bear ring rattle has a white teddy bear head, arms attached to an O-shaped body with a green, blue, brown and pink crisscross pattern design rattle. The bear ring rattle measures about 4.25 inches in diameter. The bunny is 10 inches tall from the top of its head to the bottom of its foot and was sold in three printed patterns. The "Bunny in Lilli Bell" has green vines with pink and orange flowers on the body, limbs and the back of the ears. The "Bunny in Lola" has a crisscross geometric pattern on the arms, legs and ears of the white headed bunny with a floral print body. The "Bunny in Tutti Frutti" has a green with a pink and yellow floral printed pattern fabric covering whole body. All of the recalled rattles and bunnies have a white pom-pom tail on the back of the item. The name Vera Bradley is marked on a tag attached to each item along with the following serial numbers:

Item

Pattern

Serial No.

Bunny

Lola

007590013357145

Bunny

Lillie Bell

0000630012803140

Bunny

Tutti Frutti

0000630012803142

Bear Ring Rattle

Lola

007590013234135

Incidents/Injuries: Vera Bradley has received two reports that the pom-pom tail detached from the product.  No injuries have been reported.  

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take them away from young children and stop using these recalled products and return them to Vera Bradley for a full refund.

Sold at: Vera Bradley retail stores, department stores and specialty gift shops and online at www.verabradley.com and other online stores from September 2012 to January 2014 for between $12 and $19.

Manufacturer: Vera Bradley Designs Inc., of Fort Wayne, Ind. 

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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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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