The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Pottery Barn Kids, has announced the voluntary recall of approximately 81,000 Sophie, Chloe, and Audrey soft dolls due to a strangulation hazard caused by large loops in the dolls’ hair. There have been five reports of this defect and, although there have been no reported injuries as of yet, the doll’s hair was found around the neck of a 21-month old child.
The affected products include soft dolls with the names Chloe, Sophie, and Audrey, and are part of the Pottery Barn Kids’ Girl Doll Collection. They are approximately 17 inches in height and have different colored yarn for hair. The Chloe doll has dark brown hair, the Audrey doll has black hair, and the Sophie doll has blonde hair. The doll’s names may be found on a tag sewn onto its bottom.
The dolls were sold from July 2006 to April 2011 exclusively through nationwide Pottery Barn Kids stores, online at www.potterybarnkids.com, and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs. They were priced at about $40. Consumers may eliminate the hazard by cutting the hair loops and removing the Audrey headband, or they may contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on returning the recalled dolls for a merchandise credit.
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