July 2, 2003


Small Small World Announces Recall of "Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys


Name of product: "Egg Dippers" Easter Plush Toys

Units: About 75,000

Manufacturer: Small Small World, of Englewood, N.J.

Hazard: The toys' seams can separate and allow small beads to be released, presenting an aspiration hazard to young children.

Description: The recall includes four animal plush toys. The white rabbit has a purple egg which reads "Happy Easter," the green rabbit has a yellow egg which reads "Happy Easter," the purple bear has a purple egg which reads "Happy Easter," and the yellow duck carries a green egg which reads "You're Egg-stra Special." Each toy has a permanent label affixed which reads "The Boyd's Collection, Ltd."

Sold at: Department and specialty stores nationwide sold these toys from February 2003 through April 2003 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should call the firm on information on getting a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Call The Boyds Collection at (800) 377-3050 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.