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CPSC, Restoration Hardware Inc. Announce Recall of Stuffed Sock Monkeys

June 16, 1999
Release # 99-124



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For Immediate Release;
Contact: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Restoration Hardware Inc., of Corte Madera, Calif., is recalling approximately 12,000 Sock Monkey stuffed animals. Sewing needles or pins have been found in the stuffing of these monkeys presenting a laceration hazard.

CPSC and Restoration Hardware are aware of one injury when an 18- month old girl in Utah received a needle stick on her lip. Restoration Hardware has since found an additional 17 monkeys in store inventory containing needles or pins.

These monkeys are about 16 to 20 inches tall and made of a brown tweed-like knit fabric with white hands and feet. They have red lips, black felt eyes and a red patch directly under the tail. They have a brown tweed and white knit caps on their heads. They do not contain any buttons or other plastic parts.

Restoration Hardware's stores, catalogs and web site sold the monkeys from October 1997 through May 1999 for about $29. The monkeys were produced both domestically and overseas.

Consumers should return the monkeys to any Restoration Hardware store for a refund and a discount merchandise certificate. Catalog purchasers will be contacted directly by Restoration Hardware. For more information, call Restoration Hardware at (877) 747-4671 anytime, or go to their web site at www.restorationhardware.com.

Only sock monkeys sold by Restoration Hardware are subject to this recall.

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