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RECALL Teeny Bean Bears

Published: Fri, June 1, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.

What: About 150,000 Snuggle Teeny Bean Bears with a nightcap and pompon.
Reason: The yellow pompon can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. There has been one report of an infant who put the pompon in his mouth, gagged and began to choke before his mother removed the pompon.
Description: The bear was included as a promotional item in Snuggle, Cuddle Up, Fresh Rain and Sweet Slumber fabric softener products sold in twin packs. Each twin pack contains a bottle of liquid fabric softener and a box of softener sheets along with the bear. The bean bear is 5 inches tall and wears a blue nightcap with a yellow moon and star design. At the end of the nightcap is a yellow pompon. A label on the bear reads, in part, "2001 Lever Brothers Company, Made In China." No other Snuggle bears are included in this recall.
Sold from: March 2001 through April 2001 (in twin packs that included the bear with the pompon on the cap) at Wal-Mart stores nationwide for between $7 and $8.
What to do: Immediately remove the bear's pompon to eliminate the choking hazard. For additional information, call (800) 598-5005 or go to Snuggletime.com and click on Snuggle's Corner, then Product News, then "important info."

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