Authorities recall thousands of stuffed animals over choking hazard

Authorities recall thousands of stuffed animals over choking hazardAbout 25 000 stuffed animal by Douglas have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The reason? The toys pose a choking hazard.

Douglas received two reports of plastic eyes that detached or loosened from the stuffed animals. Happily, there are no reported injuries.

Even so, the company and the Commision are both taking a precaution. They are recalling all of the involved toys to fix them.

This includes a total of three stuffed animals: Oliver the Bear, Chewie the English Bulldog and Charlotte the Fox. Oliver the Bear is a brown and tan stuffed bear, with a blue T-shirt that reads “Oliver the Bear” and a red, removable cape. Charlotte is a stuffed, brown, black and white Fox with removable blue cape. Chewie is a stuffed, brown and white English bulldog with a blue patch sewn on the chest that reads “Chewie.”

The toys were made and sold from July 2014 up until April 2017. All of them have a sewn-in label with the Douglas brand. Consumer are advised to take away the said stuffed animals away from the kids as soon as possible.

They can call Douglas at 800-276-4029 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consumers can choose whether to get a free replacement toy or a full refund.