The Douglas company is recalling 25,000 plush stuffed animals due to a potential choking hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the plastic eyes on Chewie the English Bulldog, Charlotte the Fox, and Oliver the Bear can detach, posing a danger to young kids.
The plush animals were sold between July 2014 to April 2017 for about $20. The CPSC reports the stuffies were also distributed by UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) to various individuals and organizations.
If one of these cute animals looks familiar, you'll obviously want to remove it from your home ASAP so no little ones get their hands on it!
Consumers who purchased a Chewie, who wears a red collar, Oliver, who dons a blue tee-shirt or Charlotte, who came with a cape, are advised to call 800-276-4029 or go online at www.douglastoys.com for more information, if necessary. A full refund or exchange is available to those who purchased one of the recalled stuffies.
It's unclear whether any children actually suffered injuries as a result of the eyes detaching. But thankfully the company recognized the problem, and is taking proactive steps to make sure a cuddle buddy doesn't turn into a hazard for the mini-snugglers in our homes.
Meanwhile, this recall serves as a good reminder to perhaps check the eyes and noses of other stuffed friends in the home and make sure they are safely fastened.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.