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Toy Horse Recall

Filled under Accident, Toy Recall on December 17, 2010 - no comments.

With Christmas just around the corner, the attorneys of Bache & Lynch would like to make you aware of the recent Toy Recalls issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

On November 10, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Specifically, the recall notice states the following:

Rocking Horse Depot Recalls to Repair Rocking Horse Toys Due to Strangulation Hazard

Name of Product: Rocking Horses

Units: About 1,200

Importer: Rocking Horse Depot, of Buckeye, Ariz.

Hazard: The reins on the rocking horse bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a near strangulation incident involving a 21-month old girl who became entangled in the reins at her neck. The girl’s parents freed her without injury.

Description: This recall involves Rocking Horse Depot’s small, medium and large rocking horses with bridles. The rocking horse has a hardwood frame and is covered with synthetic hide. Each rocking horse has fluffy mane and tail, and a leather Rocking Horse Depot emblem on the right side of the saddle.

Sold at: RockingHorseDepot.com from November 2006 through December 2009 for between $105 and $185.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also contact Rocking Horse Depot for instructions on how to remove the reins.

Also, on November 10, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Horse-on-a-Stick Toys

Units: About 8,800

Importer: Big Ideas Marketing, of Owings Mills, Md.

Hazard: The reins on horse-on-a-stick toy’s bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a near strangulation involving a 2-year-old boy who became entangled in the reins at his neck. The boy’s mother freed him without injury.

Description: This recall involves horse-on-a-stick toys with a bridle and reins. The toys are filled with polyester fiber and have a fluffy mane. The horse’s ears are embroidered with the words “PRESS HERE” in red. The horse makes neighing and galloping sounds when the ears are pressed.

Sold at: Love’s Travel Stop and Country stores nationwide from May 2010 through July 2010 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers also can contact Big Ideas Marketing for instructions on how to remove the reins.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Big Ideas Marketing toll-free at  (888) 908-8697  (888) 908-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.bigideasmarketing.com