US Recall: Pull Toys by Manhattan Due to Choking Hazard

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Manhattan Group LLC, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, have announced a voluntary recall of Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan™, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator™, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky™.

About 2,400 of these products, made in Thailand, have been sold in the United States and 400 in Canada. However, no injuries or incidents have been reported to date.

The toy has wooden components that can break or come loose, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to young children.

This recall involves three types of pull-toys: Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan™ with lot code 210720GB, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator™ with lot code 210750GB, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky™ with lot code 210530GB. The Toucan has a large yellow and black beak and blue striped wings. The crocodile is green and has a red ridge on its back and red wheels with yellow polka dots. The shark has blue swirls painted on its wheels and an orange wooden fish on the pull string. The lot code is printed on the bottom of the toy.

The products have been sold at gift and specialty stores throughout the United States and Canada, online and through catalogs from September 2009 through January 2010 for about $22.

Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or a replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.manhattantoy.com

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