Doll Recall: Pottery Barn Kids recalls dolls in US and Canada due to strangulation hazard

By on Sep 9, 2011 in Lifestyle, North America, Parenting, United States Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada announced on Thursday, September 8, 2011 a doll recall due to strangulation hazard to kids.

Doll Recall 2011 Pottery Barn Kids

From left to right, Chloe, Sophie and Audrey dolls
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As announced by CPSC on its official website, doll company Pottery Barn Kids is recalling around 81,000 dolls in the United States and nearly 1,300 dolls in Canada.

According to the report, three soft dolls are involved in the voluntary recall and were named as Chloe, Sophie and Audrey; which are part of Pottery Barn Kids’ Girl Doll Collection.

Apparently, the hair of Chloe and Sophie dolls were noted to possibly containing loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck while playing with them.

On the other hand, the headband on the Audrey doll can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck, if loosened, which may pose a strangulation hazard to toddlers and babies.

As described by Pottery Barn Kids, the dolls measure about 17 inches tall and their hair were made of yarn. Chloe’s hair is dark brown, while Sophie and Audrey‘s hair are blonde and black, respectively. Their names can be found on a tag sewn on their bottom parts.

Health Canada said on their press release that they had no reports of related incident, while CPSC noted that Pottery Barn Kids received five reports of dolls with looped hair.

One of the reports stated that a Chloe doll‘s hair was looped around the neck of a 21-month old child but was not hurt. The recalled dolls were manufactured by Ovation Toys in Guang Dong, China.

These dolls were exclusively sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores across US and online through their official website, as well as via their official toy catalogs from July 2006 to April 2011 for around $40 each.

For more information, the public is being advised to contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (855) 880-4504 (4 am to 9 pm PT), 7 days a week; or visit their official website at

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