October 14, 1997

Nadel & Sons Toy Corp. Announces Recall of Stuffed Bears

Nadel & Sons Toy Corp. of New York, NY, is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 stuffed bears. The eyes of the bears can become detached, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

The plush bears involved in this recall are the 12- and 13-inch Pajama Bears. The 12-inch bear is white, with brown eyes, and a pink nose and mouth. The 12-inch bear is wearing one-piece, ruffled-collar pajamas that have gray and mint green or yellow and peach floralprints with elasticized cuffs at the wrist, ankle and neck. The bear's paws have the same print as the pajama. The 13-inch bear also is white, has a black nose and eyes, and its one-piece pajamas have a multicolored fish or dinosaur design with a red bow on a white collar. The pajama is permanently attached, and the bear's ears have the same print as the pajama. A sewn-in label on the pajamas reads in part, "Nadel & Sons Toy Corp...Made in China."

Amusement parks and roadside entertainment centers, including Busch Gardens Theme Park in Tampa, Fla.; Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, Pa.; and Play Day Amusements in Seaside Heights, NJ; distributed the stuffed bears from October 1995 to May 1997 as prizes at game booths or in game machines.

Consumers should take these stuffed bears away from young children immediately and return them to Nadel & Sons Toy Corp. for a $5 refund plus the cost of postage. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Nadel & Sons Toy Corp. at (800) 234-4697 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.