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Pokémon Plush Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Pokémon plush dolls, beanbags, and key chains

Units: About 7,400

Retailer: Pokémon Center NY, of New York, N.Y. Hazard: Tips of sewing needles have been found in the stuffing posing a puncture hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves 13 plush Pokémon characters. They are described below with their photo. All recalled toys have a sewn-in label reading "TOMY." There also is a production code on the toy's label that begins with a letter and is followed by two numbers. The following production codes are included in the recall: A04, B04, C04, D04, E03, E04, F03, F04, G03, G04, H03, I03, J03, K03, and L03. Any production code containing an "S" is not part of this recall.

Sold at: Pokémon Center NY, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City and on the firm's Web site nationwide from January 2004 through August 2004 for between $2 and $11. A limited number were given away as a promotional item.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Parents should take these toys away from children immediately and contact TOMY Company for information on receiving a refund or free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Call TOMY Company at (800) 691-8055 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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