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Vera Bradley recalls 98,000 stuffed toys due to choking hazard

Posted March 19, 2014

— Vera Bradley is recalling 98,000 bear ring rattles and stuffed bunnies after receiving reports of a "pom-pom tail" coming off the toys, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the company issued the recall after receiving two reports of a "pom-pom tail" coming off the products.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Anyone with one of the four affected products – purchased at Vera Bradley retail stores or online between September 2012 to January – should return them for a full refund.

Consumers can contact the Indiana-based company at 800-855-8372 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends for more information. They can also go online to Vera Bradleys' website to receive a pre-paid mailer for returning the products.

The affected toys are a bear ring rattle that has a white teddy bear head, arms attached to an O-shaped body with a green, blue, brown and pink crisscross pattern design rattle.

Three 10-inch bunnies sold in three printed patterns are also part of the recall:

  • The "Bunny in Lilli Bell" has green vines with pink and orange flowers on the body, limbs and the back of the ears.
  • The "Bunny in Lola" has a crisscross geometric pattern on the arms, legs and ears of the white-headed bunny with a floral print body.
  • The "Bunny in Tutti Frutti" has a green with a pink and yellow floral printed pattern fabric covering whole body.

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