August 4, 2003    

 

HearthSong Announces Recall of "Happyvillagers" Toy Sets

 

Name of Product: Happyvillagers Toy Sets

 

Units: 3,250 sets (12 villagers per set)

 

Manufacturer: HearthSong, of Madison, Va.

 

Hazard: The head can detach from the body of the villagers, posing a choking hazard to young children.

 

Description: The Happyvillagers are made with birchwood and painted with various villager images. The sets were sold separately with 12 villagers per set and as a part of the Happyville Special set that included a set of 35 Happyville Blocks. Only the Happyvillagers are included in the recall.

 

Sold At: HearthSong sold the toy trucks through their catalog and Web site from Sept. 30, 2002 through March 11, 2003 for about $15.

 

Manufactured In: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should take the Happyvillagers away from young children immediately and return to HearthSong for a full refund including the cost of postage. Send the Happyvillagers to HearthSong, Attn: Returns, 3700 Wyse Road, Dayton, OH 45414-2541.

 

Consumer Contact: Call toll-free at (888) 623-6557 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

Media Contact: Ms. Linda DeRose-Droubay at (540) 948-7353