February 8, 2000
Manhattan Group LLC Recalls Pull Toys

Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 3,400 pull toys. The wooden wheels and pegs attached to the toy could come off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

These toys are called Enchanted Garden Inchworm, item number EG150; Merry Meadows Cow, item number FS150; and Sunny Safari Blue Elephant, item number SS150. The item number is on the back of the hangtag near the Universal Product Code. The inchworm has two red, two blue and two yellow round fabric sections sewn together. The cow is made of white plush fabric with black spots sewn onto the white fabric. The cow has a red and white checkered bandanna tied around its neck. The elephant is light blue with royal blue fabric on the tail, feet and ears. A label on these toys reads, "Made in Thailand." Specialty stores and gift shops nationwide sold these toys from July 1999 through December 1999 for about $20.

Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a refund or exchange for another soft toy. For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Manhattan Group LLC
430 1st Avenue N #500
Minneapolis, Minn. 55401-1744
TEL: 612-337-9600