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Douglas Recalls Plush Toys Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: May 17, 2017

Recall Number: 17-155

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Plush toys

Hazard: The plastic eyes on the plush toys can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Replace, Refund
Consumers should immediately take the recalled plush toys away from young children and contact the firm to receive a free replacement product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Douglas at 800-276-4029 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 25,000

Description: This recall involves the Oliver™ the Bear, Chewie™ the English Bulldog, and Charlotte™ the Fox model plush toys. Oliver the Bear is a brown and tan stuffed bear, with a blue t-shirt that reads “Oliver the Bear” and a red, removable cape. Chewie is a stuffed, brown and white English Bulldog with a blue patch sewn on the chest that reads “Chewie.” Charlotte is a stuffed, brown, black and white Fox with removable blue cape. Each of these toys has a sewn-in label with the words “DOUGLAS® the cuddle toy.”

Douglas has received two reports of the plastic eyes detaching or loosening. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from July 2014 to April 2017 for about $20. Also distributed by UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) to various individuals and organizations.

Manufacturer: Douglas Company Inc., of Keene, N.H.

Importer: Douglas Company Inc., of Keene, N.H.

Manufactured In: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.