September 6, 2001
II, of Alpharetta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 21,000 Carter's
butterfly baby toys. The antennae on these butterfly toys contain wire that can
pass through the fabric, causing cuts and scratches to babies. Kids II has
received 27 reports of wires passing through the fabric on the antennae of
these toys, resulting in four babies getting cuts to the hand or face, and five
babies receiving scratches.
The recall involves Carter's Activity Butterflies with 3-inch long bendable antennae. The body of the stuffed butterfly toy is green and purple and the wings are multi-colored. The toy makes various "fun sounds" when squeezed. The stuffed stars on the ends of the antennae contain a squeaker and a rattle. The lower wings make a crinkle sound and one of the upper wings contains a mirror. The toy has model number 50052 written on a small tag behind one of its wings. A date code on the opposite side of this tag ends with, "00433," "00856," "01003," or "01148." Mass merchandise and juvenile specialty stores nationwide sold these butterfly toys from February 2001 through August 2001 for between $15 and $20.
Consumers should take these toys away from babies immediately, and return the toy to the store where purchased or contact Kids II for a free replacement butterfly toy. For more information, consumers should call Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 between 7:30 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at http://www.kidsii.com/websites/kids2/html/psi-home-03.htm. Butterfly toys with short antennae, about 1¾-inches long, do not contain wire, and are not part of the recall.