September 19, 2005

Douglas Company Announces Recall of Plush Toys

Name of Product: Sparkle Horse Toys

Units: About 1,100

Distributor: Douglas Company, of Keene, N.H.

Hazard: Beads of glitter glue on the colored ribbons could detach and pose an aspiration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This possible hazard was detected by the firmís testing.

Description: The toy is a plush, white standing horse measuring about 9-inches tall, with pink or lavender hooves. Colored ribbons (pink and lavender) are mixed in with the white mane and tail of the stuffed horses.

Sold at: Specialty toy and gift stores nationwide between July 2005 and August 2005 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from children immediately and return the horse to Douglas Company to receive a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Douglas Company at (800) 992-9002 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.douglascuddletoy.com/safetyrecall.html