The warming pouch inside the bear can overheat and ignite when heated in a microwave oven, posing a fire and burn hazard.
The recall includes about 113,000 white plush warming bears with a red hat and brown nose. The bear is about 17 inches long and comes with a buckwheat-filled pouch that is heated in a microwave oven and is inserted into an opening in the bear's belly. "Avon Products" is printed on a white tag sewn onto the bear.
Avon independent sales representatives and at www.avon.com exclusively from July 2007 through February 2008 for about $13 when sold alone, or as part of a gift set that sold for about $100.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled warming bear and return the buckwheat-filled pouch for a full refund. Avon is directly contacting consumers who purchased the warming bear. For additional information, contact Avon toll-free at (877) 217-0916 between 6 a.m. and midnight ET Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday between 12 p.m. and midnight ET, or visit their Web site at www.avon.com.
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