Miniland Educational has issued a recall for its Moogy plush toddler toy due to a choking hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The red button on the Moogy plush toy’s left pocket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.”
Specifically, the recall covers:
Moogy plush fastening toys for toddlers between 12 and 36 months of age. The toy has zippers, buttons, buckles and laces. The Moogy toy has a blue and green face, red ears, a blue jacket with a red zipper, pink/red striped pants and pink and orange shoes with polka dots. Moogy measures about 18 ½ inches tall. “Miniland,” item number R.96295 and lot number 0115 1402813 085 are printed on a white tag sewn into the toy’s pants.
About 2,000 of these toys were sold nationwide between July 2015 and February 2016 at retail outlets such as Amazon.com, ToysRUs.com, Zulily.com, HighlightsForChildren.com, Gilt.com, and other online specialty stores and cost approximately $33 each.
The company is urging parents to take the toy away from children immediately and to contact the company for instructions on how to remove the button from the toy in order to receive a full product refund.
Consumers can contact Miniland Educational toll-free at 866-201-9069 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.minilandeducationalusa.com and click on “Products,” then on “Safety Information.”
Though this is the only plush toddler toy currently issuing an active recall, it’s probably wise for all parents to be wary of any toys that contain buttons or other potentially removable items. Kids are crafty, and there’s no telling what they’re capable of detaching and putting in their mouths.