Giggles International Recalls Animated Monkey Toy Due to Burn Hazard

Sold Exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 19, 2014.

  • Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toy
    Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toy

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Animated toy

Hazard:  The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Giggles International at (800) 738-6018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.LoveMyGiggles.com and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 13,000

Description:  This recall involves Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys. The monkey is made of brown and beige plush material and is about 9 inches tall. The toy is designed to hold a song book titled “5 Little Monkeys” and to sing the song when activated. A red music note is on the bottom of the monkey’s right foot and the face of a child with its hands covering its eyes are on the bottom of the money’s left foot. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028.  The manufacture date in the M/D/YYYY format and batch code are printed on the bottom of a white fabric label attached near the base of the monkey’s tail. The monkey toys came in a tan colored box with words “Animated Sing-Along Monkey,” “Sing along with me!” and “I play peek-a-boo with you!” on the front. The age advisory “For ages 3+” and the warning that batteries are included are also on the front of the box.

Incidents/Injuries:  Giggles International has received two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the animated monkey away from children, remove the batteries and return the toy to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store or contact Giggles International for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at:  Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from September 2014 to October 2014 for about $25.

Manufacturer(s):  Giggles International Ltd., of Hong Kong

Manufactured in:  China

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