Gemmy Industries Corp. Recalls Disney Plush Easter Baskets Sold at Wal-Mart Due to Choking Hazard. In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Texas company recalled about 8,500 Disney Princesses Easter Baskets. Silver beads and ribbons attached to the basket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. There were no reported injuries or incidents. The product is a pink and purple plush Easter basket decorated with silver beads and ribbons. “Disney Princesses” is written on top of the basket. Pictures of the princesses are on the front of the basket. The basket measures about 10-inches high by 8-inches wide. They were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from February through March 2007 for about $10.
Consumers should take the Easter basket away from young children immediately and remove the beads and ribbons to prevent the choking hazard. Consumers also can return the item to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
For additional information, please contact Gemmy Industries at 800- 231-6879 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.gemmy.com/faqList.cfm?faqCatID=16