|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
May 20, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 992-9002
Douglas Co. Recalls Children’s Blankets Due to Strangulation HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Lil’ Snugglers™ Children’s Blankets
Units: About 74,000
Manufacturer: Douglas Co., of Keene N.H.
Hazard: The blanket’s satin edge can come loose, posing a strangulation hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has 18 reports of the satin separating from the blanket. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled children’s blankets are 14 inches square with an animal head sewn in the middle. The satin border around the outside edge is about one inch wide. The blankets were sold in the following styles:
|Style Number||Description||P.O. Number|
|1327||Cream Lamb||Only blankets with|
a P.O. number of
1330 or below are
included in this recall
The style number, followed by the P.O. number, is identified on a white tab sewn into the blankets behind the Douglas red label.
Sold by: Specialty stores nationwide and on the Web from April 2005 through December 2007 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the blankets away from children immediately and return it to Douglas for a free replacement blanket or credit toward another item of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Douglas Co. at (800) 992-9002 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.douglastoys.com, or email the firm at email@example.com