The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Pottery Barn Kids, a division of William-Sanoma Inc. of San Fransisco, CA, has issued a recall of certain of its dolls. The doll recall is based on a strangulation hazard presented by the hair on the Chloe, Sophie, and Audrey dolls, which contains loops that are large enough to fit around the head and neck of a child. The headband on the Audrey doll also poses a strangulation hazard because if loosened from the doll’s body, it can form yet another loop that can potentially strangle a child.
About 81,000 dolls in the United States and 1,300 in Canada were recalled. There were five reported instances of dolls with looped hair, including one report in which a loop of the Chloe doll’s hair was found around the neck of a toddler.
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