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Doggie Day Care™ Magnetic Toys

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

Name of Product: Doggie Day Care™ play sets

Units: About 1 million

Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the toys can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Doggie Day Care play sets have various figures and accessories that contain small magnets.

Product # and Name

    H1532 Doggie Day Care Coco
    H1533 Doggie Day Care Sparley
    G4461 Doggie Day Care Lula and Baby
    G4462 Doggie Day Care Crockett and Baby
    G4464 Doggie Day Care Taffy and Baby
    G4459 Doggie Day Care Snack Time with Cookie
    G4460 Doggie Day Care Diaper Change with Ginger
    H1530 Doggie Day Care Ice Cream with Ranger
    G9703 Doggie Day Care Puppy Park with Dixie
    G4457 Doggie Day Care Dream House Nursery with Honey
    G4458 Doggie Day Care Bath Time with Beau
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide from July 2004 to August 2007 for between $4 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com.

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

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