Hug N’ Tug toy recalled for choking hazard

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 16, 2013 | 0 Comments


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of Sassy® Hug N' Tug Puppy and Monkey and Carter's® Hug N' Tug Monkey toys because beads could become loose and choke a child. The CPSC has received 12 complaints that beads at the center of the toys became loose, though no injuries were reported.

The recall affected about 45,300 of the toys, which were made in China and sold at major retailers like Toys R Us and Target as well as online sites between July and October 2012. The Sassy toys sold for about $8 and the Carter's toys for about $14.

Consumers should immediately take the toys from children and contact Sassy for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy by calling (800) 323-6336 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visiting the firm's website at and go to the Product Recall Information link.

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Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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