Choking Hazard Prompts Douglas to Recall Plush Stuffed Animal Toys

The plastic eyes on the toys may detach

Choking Hazard Prompts Douglas to Recall Plush Stuffed Animal Toys
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May 18, 2017

Douglas Company is recalling 25,000 plush toys due to a choking hazard.

The toys' plastic eyes may detach, posing a risk of choking to any children playing with it.

The affected toys include Oliver the Bear, Chewie the English Bulldog, and Charlotte the Fox. Oliver the Bear is a brown-and-tan stuffed bear wearing a blue t-shirt reading Oliver the Bear and a removable red cape. Chewie is a stuffed brown-and-white English Bulldog including a blue patch sewn onto the chest reading Chewie. Charlotte is a stuffed brown-black-and-white fox wearing a removable blue cape. Each toy includes a sewn-in label with the words DOUGLAS the cuddle toy.

The toys were sold at specialty toy and gift stores across the U.S. from July 2014 until April 2017 for $20. They were also distributed by UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation to various individuals and organizations.

To date, the company has gotten two reports of the plastic eyes either loosening or detaching, but no injuries have been reported. Nevertheless, consumers are urged to take the toys away from young children right away and to contact Douglas for either a free replacement toy or a full refund.

For more information, consumers can reach Douglas at (800) 276-4029.