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CPSC Recalls Retail Plush Toys

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued an official recall for Moogy plush toys from Miniland Educational due to the red button on the Moogy plush toy’s left pocket being able to detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries have yet been reported as a result of the product that was sold in various retail outlets.

“Consumers should immediately take the recalled 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,” said the CPSC in an official recall statement.

The toys, manufactured in India, measure about 18.5” tall and have zippers, buttons, buckles and laces. Moogy has a blue and green face, red ears, a blue jacket with a red zipper, pink and red striped pants and pink and orange shoes with polka dots. “Miniland,” item number R.96295 and lot number 0115 1402813 085 are printed on a white tag sewn into the toy’s pants.

The toys were sold in specialty toy stores nationwide and online through amazon.com, gilt.com, highlightsforchildren.com, toysrus.com and zulily.com from July 2015 through February 2016 for about $33. While Miniland Educational is not an ASI-listed supplier, a search of ESP for “plush toys” turned up 2,597 different products from 30 suppliers.