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From Products Liability Law Daily, December 18, 2014

Animated monkey sold at Cracker Barrel stores recalled because of burn hazard

By Pamela C. Maloney, J.D.

Giggles International Ltd., of Hong Kong, has recalled 13,000 animated toy monkeys because the battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 15-049, December 18, 2014).

Incidents and injuries. Giggles International has received two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. The recalled monkeys are made of brown and beige plush material and are about 9 inches tall. The toy is designed to hold a song book titled "5 Little Monkeys" and to sing the song when activated. A red music note is on the bottom of the monkey's right foot and the face of a child with its hands covering its eyes are on the bottom of the money's left foot. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028. The manufacture date in the M/D/YYYY format and batch code are printed on the bottom of a white fabric label attached near the base of the monkey's tail. The monkey toys came in a tan colored box with words "Animated Sing-Along Monkey," "Sing along with me!" and "I play peek-a-boo with you!" on the front. The age advisory "For ages 3+" and the warning that batteries are included are also on the front of the box.

The toy monkeys, which were made in China, were sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from September 2014 to October 2014 for about $25.

Remedy. Consumers should take the animated monkey away from children immediately, remove the batteries, and return the toy to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store or contact Giggles International for a full refund.

Customer contact. Customers may contact Giggles International at (800) 738-6018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.LoveMyGiggles.com and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.

Companies: Giggles International, Ltd.

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