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Miniland Educational Recalls Moogy Plush Toy Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: April 15, 2016

Recall Number: 16-145

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Moogy plush toys

Hazard: The red button on the Moogy plush toy’s left pocket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately take the recall toy away from children and contact Miniland Educational for instructions on cutting off the button to remove the hazard in order to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Miniland Educational toll-free at 866-201-9069 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Products,” then on “Safety Information” in the dropdown menu for more information.

Recall Details

Photos Available At: Plush-Toys/

Units: About 2,000 (in addition, 100 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Moogy plush fastening toys for toddlers between 12 and 36 months of age. The toy has zippers, buttons, buckles and laces. The Moogy toy has a blue and green face, red ears, a blue jacket with a red zipper, pink/red striped pants and pink and orange shoes with polka dots. Moogy measures about 18 ½ inches tall. “Miniland,” item number R.96295 and lot number 0115 1402813 085 are printed on a white tag sewn into the toy’s pants.

Incidents/Injuries: Miniland has received one report of the button on the pocket falling off when a baby was playing with the toy.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and online at,,, and from July 2015 through February 2016 for about $33.

Importer/Distributor: Miniland Educational Corp., of Miami, Fla.

Manufactured in: India

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at

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.