Weight Watchers Hungry Figure Danger

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Weight Watchers Hungry Toy
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Weight Watchers issued a recall of their Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Weight Watchers, NY are collaborating to get the word out that sewing needles have been found in the stuffing of the Weight Watcher Hungry Figures that could result in a puncture wound.

The Hungry Figures were sold by Weight Watchers between April 2009 and July 2009, and include about 420,000 in the United States and 25,000 in Canada. All were manufactured in China.

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Consumers are urged to stop using the Hungry Figure and return them to Weight Watchers for a refund, or exchange on another item. The items cost four to six dollars each.

The Hungry Figure is about an orange push toy, 6 inches long and the Hungry Magnet is about 4 inches long. Handling could result in puncture hazard during handling of the Weight Watcher figures. Children could be especially vulnerable to injury from placing the Hungry Figures in their mouth, or when playing with the figures that could seem innocuous.

You can call Weight Watchers form more information about the danger associated with Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets at (866) 288-3891 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers are urged to stop using the Weight Watchers Hungry Figure and Hungry Magnet immediately. So far no injuries have been reported, and only two products have been found with sewing needles in the stuffing.

CPSC and HC

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