The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., announced a voluntary recall of Chloe, Sophie and Audrey soft dolls. People should stop using the dolls immediately.
The hair on the Chloe and Sophie dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck, and the headband on the Audrey doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck. These loops can pose a strangulation hazard.
Pottery Barn Kids received five reports of dolls with looped hair, including one report in which a loop of the Chloe doll’s hair was found around the neck of a 21-month old child. Fortunately, the child was not injured.
This recall involves soft dolls sold under the names Audrey, Chloe, and Sophie. The dolls measure about 17 inches high and have hair made of yarn. Audrey’s hair is black, Chloe’s hair is dark brown, and Sophie’s hair is blonde. The dolls are part of Pottery Barn Kids’ Girl Doll Collection. The doll’s name can be found on a tag sewn onto her bottom.
The recalled soft dolls were sold exclusively at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, online at www.potterybarnkids.com, and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs from July 2006 to April 2011 for about $40.
People should take the dolls away from children immediately, cut the looped hair of the Chloe and Sophie dolls, and remove the headband of the Audrey doll to eliminate the hazard. Consumers may also call Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on how to return the affected dolls for a merchandise credit.
For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (855) 880-4504 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week or visit its website at www.potterybarnkids.com.
If your child has been injured by a Pottery Barn Kids’ Girl Doll, please contact Ken for a free consultation.
Ken Levinson is a Chicago-based child injury lawyer and child safety advocate. If your child has been injured or worse, please call Ken Levinson at Joseph, Lichtenstein and Levinson at 312-346-9270 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Although based in Chicago, Ken works on child injury cases across the country.