Sassy & Carter’s ‘Hug N’ Tug’ Baby Toys Recalled: A Choking Hazard
December 20, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Sassy Inc., has issued a recall of nearly 45,300 baby toys.
The recalled Sassy and Carter products were sold online as well as through mass retailers nationwide. They are partially stuffed animals with a clear plastic rattle middle that is about 12 inches in length. The specific recalled toys include: Sassy Hug N’ Tug Monkey (model #80214), Sassy Hug N’ Tug Puppy (model #80123), and Carter’s Hug N’ Tug Monkey (model #’s 61083 and 61540).
According to the CPSC, the toys pose a hazard as the tiny balls within the plastic sphere casing can fall out, posing a choking hazard if swallowed. There have been 12 reported incidents with Sassy-branded products in which the rattle beads have broken free from the plastic casing. There has not been any reported incidents with the Carter product to date.
Consumers should immediately take these toys away and should contact Sassy for a free replacement toy. Call Sassy toll-free at (800) 323-6336 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday or go online at www.sassybaby.com and click on Product Recall Information located in the bottom right corner.
For more information on the recalled products, visit CPSC.