As San Diego product liability lawyers, we want parents of young children
to be aware of an important product safety recall involving My Snuggly
Ellie Activity Toys. While the toy is intended to keep infants entertained,
it could pose a serious choking risk.
According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall includes approximately 2,700 defective toys. The wooden
ring can break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The toy’s importer, Manhattan Group, LLC, has received one report
of the wooden ring breaking. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
As we have previously discussed on this San Diego Injury Blog, toys and
other child products cause the most choking deaths in children under the
age of three. In total, 96 children died from choking on toys from 2001 to 2012.
If you suspect that the My Snuggly Ellie Activity Toy may be in your child’s
toy box, the CPSC describes the recalled product as a plush brown elephant
with white crinkle ears. There is a green hanging loop on top of its head
allowing it to be a stroller or crib attachment. On the stomach, there
is a mini mirror, while a teether and wooden ring hang below its body.
The item number is 212520 and can be found on the small white tag sewn
into the bottom of the toy.
The My Snuggly Ellie Activity Toys were sold at specialty toy and baby
stores nationwide, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from February 2014
through May 2015. They cost approximately $10.
Due to the seriousness of the choking risk, parents and caregivers should
immediately take the toy away from young children and return it to where
it was purchased for a full refund.