Choking hazard reported in Pull-A-Long Friends toys

Legal news for product liability attorneys. A recall was announced for Pull-A-Long Friends toys after a choking hazard was found.

Product liability lawyers alert- Manhattan Group’s Pull-A-Long Friends toys were recalled for aspiration hazard.

Minneapolis, MN—Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a voluntary recall of Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan™, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator™, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky™, due to a choking/aspiration hazard to young children. The recall was announced on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, as reported by the CPSC.

The CPSC and Health Canada recalled nearly 2,400 Pull-A-Long Friends toys in the U.S., and 400 in Canada. The Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan™, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator™, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky™ toys reportedly has wooden components that could break or come loose, thus posing a choking/aspiration hazard to children. The Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan™ with lot code 210720GB, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator™ with lot code 210750GB, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky™ with lot code 210530GB were all involved in the announced recall and can be found on the bottom of the toy. The products are described as a “Toucan with a large yellow and black beak and blue striped wings. The crocodile is green and has a red ridge on its back and red wheels with yellow polka dots. The shark has blue swirls painted on its wheels and an orange wooden fish on the pull string.” The recalled toys were sold at gift and specialty stores across the nation, online and through catalogs from September 2009 to January 2010 for the retail price of about $22.

If further information is needed, consumers can contact the Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.