• Thomas Russell

Hallmark recalls 6,000 Disney-licensed plush animal stacking toys

Items have hats and bows that can detach, posing a choking hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hallmark has announced the recall of about 6,000 Itty Bittys Baby Disney-licensed animal stacking toys with rattling rings due to a possible choking hazard.

Hallmark Disney toyThe Itty Bittys Baby Disney-licensed plush baby stacking toy
The recall involves 5,800 sold in the U.S. and about 200 sold in Canada, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The toys feature Disney figures with fabric hats and bows that can detach, which officials say can cause a choking hazard.

The company has received one report of the toy’s fabric bow detaching. However, no injuries have been reported as Hallmark performed the recall under the CPSC’s Fast Track process, which allows firms to work with the CPSC to initiate the recall sooner versus later.

The toys were made in China and sold at Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and online at www.hallmark.com and on www.amazon.com from June 2016 through July 2017 for about $30.

Customers have been advised to immediately take the recalled toys away from children.

The toys measure 10 inches by 7.5 inches by 9.5 inches and have a yellow base stand with a post and four rattling rings that slide on and off the post. The red, blue, pink and purple rings have Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck and Daisy Duck characters attached to them. Three of the four Disney-licensed characters are wearing a small plush, fabric hat or bow. The Hallmark logo and “itty bittys” are printed on a sewn-on tag attached to the toy’s base.

Customers can contact Hallmark to receive a prepaid shipping label to return the items and to receive a $40 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.

Customers can also contact Hallmark at 800-425-5627 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit www.hallmark.com and click on the product recalls section at the bottom of the page for more information.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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