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Ganz Recalls Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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Recall Date: March 19, 2014

Recall Number: 14-135

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Three styles of Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys.

Hazard: The stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:  Replace

Consumer Contact:  Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.Ganz.com and click on Recall Info for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Ganz-Recalls-Grumpy-Cat-Stuffed-Animal-Toys/

Recall Details

Units: About 8,200

Description: This recall involves three styles of plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys by Ganz. They include an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip. The toys are multi-colored in white with dark brown, light brown and gray fur material. Grumpy Cat toys have blue crystal eyes with the eye lids half closed, a down-turned mouth and white whiskers. This toy is labeled for ages 3 and older. The Grumpy Cat key chain has a black plastic key clip at the top of the cat’s head. The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 or 224861, and model numbers printed on the sewn-in label located near the tail of the cat.

The recalled toys model and batch numbers are:

Description Model Batch 1 Batch 2
Grumpy Cat 8" Laying HGC12974 86754 224861
Grumpy Cat 5" Sitting HGC12982 86754 224861
Grumpy Cat Key Clip HGC12983 86754 224861

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the eyes detaching from the Grumpy Cat toys.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Ganz for a free replacement Grumpy Cat product of equivalent value or a full refund.

Sold at: Gift, drug and toy stores including hospitals, museums and gift shops nationwide from December 2013 through January 2014 for about $8 to $10.

Manufacturer:  Ganz USA LLC, Marietta, Ga.

Manufactured in: China

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