January 13, 2000
Vermont Teddy Bear Co.® and Zany Brainy, Inc.® Announces Recall of Skateboard Keychains Sold With Teddy Bears

The Vermont Teddy Bear Co., ® of Shelburne, Vt., and Zany Brainy, Inc., ® of King of Prussia, Pa., are recalling about 15,500 miniature skateboard keychains attached to Z.Z. Jamboarder teddy bears. The skateboards' wheels can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The skateboard keychain is about 3.75 inches long with red wheels. Z.Z. Jamboarder is a light brown teddy bear, about 15 inches long and wears a white shirt, jeans, a purple hat and sunglasses. The shirt and skateboard have matching emblems showing a bear head inside a red circle. The skateboard keychain is attached to a loop on the right side of the bear's jeans. A sewn-in tag under the left arm of the bear reads, "Z.Z. JamboarderTM" and, on the back, "Limited Edition 1999." Zany Brainy® sold the teddy bears with keychains nationwide through their stores, website and catalog from November 1999 through December 1999 for $10 to $13 with the purchase of $50 of other merchandise.

Consumers should take these skateboard keychains away from young children immediately, and return them to any Zany Brainy® store to receive a Zooolennium bean-filled plush baby animal toy. Consumers also can return the teddy bear and skateboard keychain set to receive a refund. For more information, consumers can call their local Zany Brainy® store or visit the web site at www.zanybrainy.com. Consumers also can call The Vermont Teddy Bear Co.® toll-free at (877) 293-2327 between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Vermont Teddy Bear Co.
Contact: Cal Workman (802) 985-1362

Vermont Teddy Bear Co.
6655 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482-6500
TEL: 802-985-3001