The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (or USCPSC for long) has issued a notice recalling some Pokémon merchandise sold at Pokémon Center NY.
This news item is more than 45 days old. Updates are unlikely and newer information may already be available.Apparently there's about 7400 plush dolls, beanbags and keychains that may contain tips of sewing needles, and not fire, as was earlier reported.
The CPSC have said that the needles, perhaps left inside from manufacture in China, could cause a puncture. PKMN.NET recommend you remain extra caution around Beedrill plushes.
Here is a description of the recalled, from the CPSC website:
The recall involves 13 plush Pokémon characters. They are described below with their photo. All recalled toys have a sewn-in label reading “TOMY.” There also is a production code on the toy’s label that begins with a letter and is followed by two numbers. The following production codes are included in the recall: A04, B04, C04, D04, E03, E04, F03, F04, G03, G04, H03, I03, J03, K03, and L03. Any production code containing an “S” is not part of this recall..
That means a lot to me, too. The dolls were sold between January 2004 to August 2004, for between $2 and $11- and some where given away free.
If you've got one of these defects and are not going to stick it on Ebay, and call it "RARE, RECALLED! NOT AVAILABLE IN SHOPS, FREE NEEDLE", you can give Tomy a ring and they'll replace it for free, or give you a refund. Not bad.
We've also got pictures of what's been recalled- if they match what you own, start to panic! (This is all quoted from the CPSC website)
#2714 – Jirachi Medium Plush – measures about 9-inches tall; it is pale blue with a yellow star-shaped head and three turquoise strips of fabric.
#2951 - Charizard Medium Plush – measures about 8-inches tall and is about 9-inches long; it is orange with a yellow stomach, and blue inside its wings.
#2952 - Venusaur Medium Plush – measures about 6-inches tall and 7-inches long; it is turquoise with a pink flower on its back with green leaves.
#2953 - Blastoise Medium Plush – measures about 8-inches tall and is 6½-inches wide; it is light blue with a cream stomach and a brown shell.
#2643 - Treecko Plush Keychain – measures about 5½-inches long; it is light green with dark green tails, and a red stomach.
#2644 - Mudkip Plush Keychain – measures about 4-inches tall and 4-inches long; it is dark blue with a light blue stomach and tail and orange cheeks.
#2645 - Torchic Plush Keychain – measures about 4-inches long; it is bright orange with lighter orange on its head and wings.
#2960 – Plusle/Minun Plush set – each measures about 8½-inches tall, both are cream colored, one with red ears, cheeks, and tail and the other has blue ears, cheeks, and tail.
#3084 - Plush Bean Bag Torchic – measures about 6½-inches tall; it is bright orange with lighter orange on its head and wings.
#3085 - Plush Bean Bag Treecko – measures about 8½-inches long; it is light green with dark green tails, and a red stomach.
#2883 – Kyogre Large Plush – measures about 5-inches tall, 15-inches long, and 21½-inches wide; it is dark blue with red highlights and white accents and a white neck.
#2882 – Groudon Large Plus – measures about 12-inches tall, 16-inches long, and 9-inches wide; it is red with black highlights, white claws, and a gray stomach.
#3087 - Plush Bean Bag Mudkip – measures about 5-inches tall and 6-inches long; it is dark blue with a light blue stomach and tail and orange cheeks.
More as we get it.
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