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In mid July, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif. recalled 3,700 My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs. The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.

My Pal Scout, a green and beige electronic plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When those decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks and barks. “Scout” is printed on the dog tag at the dog’s neck. The plush dog measures about 9 inches high by 9 inches wide. “LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142” is printed on the white tag attached to the dog and on the toy’s packaging. My Pal Scout dogs with embroidered paws are not included in this recall.Toys “R” Us stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.toysrus.com, www.leapfrog.com and other retail Web sites from May 2009 through June 2009 for about $20. The plush toys were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and contact LeapFrog to receive a replacement My Pal Scout with embroidered paws rather than decals. Leapfrog can be contacted LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.leapfrog.com/recall

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

2 Comments

  1. Gravatar for Daniel 8791

    Will we ever see an end to the flow of inferior toys and other stuff made in China ? Hopefully someday, but until then the parade of recalls will likely continue and we will have to be ever diligent of our childrens (and our own) safety.

  2. Gravatar for Mike Bryant

    Not unless we get some way to sue them for their bad products. Clearly it's a shied. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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