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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.

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