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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lil’ Snugglers™ Children’s Blankets Recalled By Douglas Co. (Douglastoys.com)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2008
Release #08-275

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 992-9002
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Douglas Co. Recalls Children’s Blankets Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, 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 NumberDescriptionP.O. Number
1327Cream LambOnly blankets with
a P.O. number of
1330 or below are
included in this recall
1328Cream/Tan Horse
1329Green Frog
1330Pink Horse
1331Blue Bear
1332Yellow Giraffe
1333Tan Pup
1339Yellow Duck
1341Brown Monkey
1351Pink Bear

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 linda@douglastoys.com

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