October 10, 2002
BRIOŽ Corporation Announces Recall of Caterpillar Pull Toy
BRIOŽ Corp., of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of
BRIO AB of Sweden, is voluntarily recalling three lot numbers, about 1,000, of
the Plan Toys pull-along caterpillars. The antenna on the pull toy can detach,
posing a choking hazard to young children.
BRIOŽ has not received any reports of injuries or incidents involving these toys. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled pull-along caterpillar is bright red and yellow and was sold under the Plan Toys brand name. The wooden caterpillar is about 7-inches long and is pulled by a nylon string. The caterpillar's antennas are two blue protruding pegs that extend about 1/2-inch from the head. The recalled lot numbers are 0645917, 12142323 and 0724423 and are printed on the inside flap of the packaging. A stamp on the top of the tail end of the caterpillar displays the Plan Toys logo and the words "Made in Thailand." Specialty toy stores, Internet retailers and mail order catalogs sold the caterpillar toys nationwide from January 2002 through September 2002 for about $15.
Consumers should take these caterpillar toys away from children immediately and send them to BRIOŽ to receive a replacement toy or a refund, including the cost of postage. Consumers should return the recalled toys to BRIO Corp., SAFETY RECALL - Caterpillar, N120 W18485 Freidstadt Road, Germantown, Wis. 53022. For more information, consumers can contact BRIO toll-free at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.