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FISHER-PRICE RECALLS SNUGGLE LIGHT DOLL

 EAST AURORA, N.Y., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, Inc. (NYSE: FPP) is announcing a recall program for its Snuggle Light doll (Model Nos. 1372 and 1373) after learning of five instances of children choking or gagging on the doll's nightcap pom-pom. The program affects approximately 420,000 Snuggle Lights sold nationwide since February 1992. The company has received no reports of injuries as a result of this problem.
 The Snuggle Light is a doll whose face lights up when its body is squeezed. Fisher-Price has learned from consumers that very young children, primarily infants five to seven months old, can get the doll's pom-pom into their mouths and choke or gag on it.
 To eliminate this potential choking hazard, Fisher-Price is asking parents to cut off the pom-pom and the product label, and send them to Fisher-Price, Consumer Affairs, 636 Girard Avenue, East Aurora, New York, 14052. The company will send a new Snuggle Light doll body (including everything except the light component) to consumers free of charge. If consumers have any questions about this program, they can call Fisher-Price toll free at 800-366-4169 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.
 Fisher-Price is asking that the dolls not be returned to retailers, but rather that consumers contact Fisher-Price for a new Snuggle Light doll body.
 The company has recently started shipping modified Snuggle Light dolls on which the cap is sewn to the doll's head and does not swing freely. This modification eliminates the possibility of a potential choking hazard. If you have this version of the doll, you need not contact Fisher-Price.
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 /CONTACT: Carol Blackley of Fisher-Price, 716-687-3423/
 (FPP)


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