NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2002
Release # 03-035
|Disney Consumer Recall Hotline: (800) 566-3161 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Disney Press Contact: Maria Gladowski, (818) 567-5389
CPSC, Disney Store Announce Recall of Monsters, Inc. Character Plush Dolls
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation
with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Disney Store, Inc., headquartered in Glendale, Calif., is voluntarily
recalling about 14,500 Sulley with Boo plush dolls sold exclusively at The Disney Store nationwide. The recalled 12- inch
doll is a blue monster named Sulley that is holding a 6-inch girl doll, named Boo. Both are characters in the 2001 animated
film, Monsters, Inc
. The Boo doll's hair has ponytail holders that could detach, posing a choking hazard for young
The Disney Store has not received any reports of injuries or incidents involving these dolls and is voluntarily
recalling them to prevent future incidents.
The recall includes only the 12-inch Sulley with Boo plush dolls. The
Sulley doll is a blue monster with purple spots, a tail and horns. Sulley is holding a Boo doll in his right arm. Boo is a
little girl with dark hair and small pink ball ponytail holders and rubber bands. Labels on the Sulley doll read, "Disney
Store," "SULLEY W/BOO 12"," and "Made in China."
The Disney Stores nationwide exclusively sold these plush dolls from
July 2002 through October 2002 for about $20.
Consumers should immediately remove and discard the two pink ponytail
holders and two rubber bands from the Boo doll's hair, or return the item to any Disney Store for a full refund. For more
information, call Disney at (800) 566-3161 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their web site at
This recall involves only the Sulley with Boo dolls sold exclusively at The Disney Store and does not reflect items
sold through the Disney catalog or at other retail outlets. Additionally, the battery-operated talking version of the Sulley
with Boo doll is not part of this recall.