Safety Hazard: Disney Princesses Plush Easter Baskets Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall issued by Gemy Industries in conjunction with the CPSC for Disney Princesses EasterDisney Princesses Easter Baskets subject to the recall were made by Gemmy Industries and sold at Wal-Mart. Silver beads and ribbons attached to these Easter baskets pose a choking threat for young children.

This recall was announced on April 5, 2007, just three days before Easter. No injuries to children have yet been reported.

With Easter approaching, the CPSC is concerned about these Disney Princesses Easterbeads and ribbons in their mouths and choke on them. The beads and ribbons can easily detach from the baskets. The CPSC advises parents to remove the beads and ribbons before allowing the children access to the Disney Princesses Easter Baskets or return this recalled item to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Approximately 8500 Disney Princesses Easter Baskets were sold, nationwide, prior to the CPSC recall announcement. Disney Princess Easter Baskets were sold only at Wal-Mart during February and March of this year. The retail price was approximately $10.

According to the Gemy Industries recall notice, the Disney Princesses Easter Baskets are pink or purple and feature both the words "Disney Princesses" and pictures of the Disney Princess on the front of the Easter baskets. These Disney Princesses Easterbeads and ribbons that are the reason for the recall are used as part of flags on the castle turrets. These Easter Baskets are 10 inches high and 8 inches wide, according to the recall notice.

Gemy Industries is a Texas company. The recalled Easter Baskets were made in China. Baskets. The Baskets getting into the hands of young children who might place the Baskets are plush and shaped like a castle with princesses looking out the windows. 


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