CPSC: Pottery Barn Kids Dolls Pose Strangulation Hazards, Recalled

09/08/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

San Francisco, CA — Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled Chloe, Sophie and Audrey soft dolls for strangulation hazards the product poses. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on September 8, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the hair on the Chloe and Sophie dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck, and the headband on the Audrey doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck. These loops can pose a strangulation hazard, the CPSC revealed.

“This recall involves soft dolls sold under the names Audrey, Chloe and Sophie. The dolls measure about 17 inches high and have hair made of yarn. Audrey’s hair is black, Chloe’s hair is dark brown and Sophie’s hair is blonde. The dolls are part of Pottery Barn Kids’ Girl Doll Collection. The doll’s name can be found on a tag sewn onto her bottom,” the CPSC press release reported.

Consumers are advised to either cut the lopped hair of the Chloe and Sophie dolls and remove the headband of the Audrey doll, or contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on how to return the dolls for a merchandise credit.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (855) 880-4504 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week or visit the firm’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com.

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