October 29, 2003


Neurosmith Announces Recall of Children’s Plush Toys  


Name of product: Pet Me Platypus™

Units: 4,400

Distributor: Neurosmith of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: Any of the four plastic button covers can detach, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Description: Pet Me Platypus is a musical plush toy with a green head, yellow beak and legs, and blue body. The toy features four geometric shape buttons: a red heart, yellow star, orange circle, and green square. The recalled units have Model #42080 engraved on the battery box cover and batch numbers FV23, FV24, FV25, FV27, FV28, FV29, or FV30 printed vertically on the right side of the cover.

Sold at: Sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from August 2003 through October 2003 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from playing with this toy and contact Neurosmith for a free replacement Pet Me Platypus.

Consumer Contact: Call Neurosmith at (800) 220-3669 ext. 1066 between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.neurosmith.com/releases/CPSC_Neurosmith_Announcement.pdf