December 20, 2002
Zutano Inc. Announces Recall of Stuffed Bunny Toys


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zutano Inc., of Cabot , Vt., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 "Hip Hoppy" stuffed bunny toys with buttons. The buttons on the front of the bunnies' jacket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

 The recall includes bunny toys that measure about 10-inches tall and have jackets that button up the front. Some of the jackets, pants and hats on the bunnies have a multi-colored striped or a patterned print. "Zutano" is printed on a tag attached to the bunny. "Hip Hoppy" is printed on a hang tag attached to the bunny. Only bunny toys with buttons are included in the recall. The bunnies were made in China. Department and specialty stores nationwide sold the recalled bunny toys from July 2000 through December 2002 for about $18.

Consumers should take these recalled bunny toys away from young children immediately and contact Zutano Inc. to receive a replacement outfit. For more information, contact Zutano at (800) 287-5139 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.