Although no injuries have been reported, Sassy, Inc., has received a dozen reports of the beads inside the clear plastic sphere on the body of the Hug 'n Tug baby toys being released, which poses a potential choking hazard for small children.
What's the Deal?
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sassy, Inc., of Kentwood, Michigan, is announcing the voluntary recall of more than 45,000 Hug n' Tug Monkey and Puppy baby toys, branded either Sassy or Carter's. The rattle beads inside the body of the toy can come out.
Do You Own It?
This recall involves various versions of Hug 'N' Tug baby toys:
- Sassy Hug N' Tug Puppy, model #80213
- Sassy Hug N' Tug Monkey model #80214
- Carter's-branded Hug N' Tug Monkey, models #61083 and #61540
The Sassy(r)-branded toys have "Sassy(r)" written on the sewn-in label located on the back of the character's head. The Carter's(r)-branded toys have "Carter's(r)" written in red on the blue plastic ring connected to the toy's head and also the sewn-in label located on the back of the character's head.
The toys were sold at mass merchandisers such as Toys R Us and Target, independent specialty stores nationwide and online retailers such as Amazon.com and Carters.com between July 2012 and October 2012 for between $8 and $14. (Carter's-branded models were also sold in Carter's retail stores.)
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys and contact Sassy for a free replacement.Sassy can be reached at (800) 323-6336 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or through the firm's website at www.sassybaby.com and go to the Product Recall Information link.
And remember, it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.