Universal Pictures (Australasia) Pty Ltd—'Despereaux' stuffed toy

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Product description

The toy is beige, green and brown in colour and has plastic whiskers and a thin rope belt.Toys were given away free in Victoria at the Preston Library Family Fund day on 21 November 2008. in Western Australia toys were given away as part of the Newspapers in Education Promotion with the Western Australian Newspaper on 21 November 2008 and at the Cinema Pioneers Christmas event on 27 November 2008 and in South Australia at the Children's Christmas Party Event at Adelaide Zoo on Sunday 7 December 2008
Despereaux stuffed toy
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What are the defects?

The whiskers may break off causing a choking hazard for small children and the thin rope belt may cause a tourniquet hazard, compressing blood flow.

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What should consumers do?

Do not use the toy and return it to Universal Pictures Publicity and Promotions Dept at 3 Munn Reserve, Millers Point NSW 2000 (providing your name and address). Universal Pictures will replace the toy with a free family movie ticket


Universal Pictures (Australasia) Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

South Australia
Western Australia

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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