About 1,800 Fun World Little Pet Vet and Dr. Littles Halloween Costumes with Toy Stethoscopes have been recalled due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The defective Halloween costumes were manufactured in China and imported by Fun World, Inc., a Division of Easter Unlimited, Inc. of Carle Place, New York. The defective products were sold at novelty stores, costume, and party supply stores nationwide from August 2010 through October 2010 for about $15.
The recalled costumes are sold with a toy stethoscope accessory. The plastic ear pieces at the end of the stethoscope can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard to young children. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
This product recall is limited to the stethoscope accessory from Fun Worldâ€™s toddler-sized Pet Vet and Dr. Littles costumes. The costumes include a white lab coat, a cap, scrub pants, a scrub shirt, and a stethoscope.
The cap and scrubs are pink, turquoise or blue. A tracking label bearing the code 10060GFI01 and a production date of either Jan-Mar 2010 or Apr-Jun 2010 is sewn into the neck of the scrub shirt or the lab coat.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the stethoscope away from children and contact Fun World for instructions on returning the stethoscope for a full refund. The CPSC also reminds consumers that it s illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Fun World can be reached at 1.800.247.5314 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or by email to email@example.com.