Sassy® and Carter's®-branded Hug N’ Tug Baby Toys Voluntarily Recalled by Sassy, Inc. (12-20-2012)


Reason for Recall: The beads inside the clear plastic sphere at the center of the toys can be released and pose a choking hazard to young children.



Recalled Products: 

  • Sassy®-branded Hug N' Tug Puppy, Model #80213
  • Sassy®-branded Hug N' Tug Monkey, Model #80214
  • Carter’s®-branded Hug N’ Tug Monkey, Models #60183/#61540

Description: The recalled toys for infants can be attached to a stroller or car seat using a ring connector on the toy’s head. They have arms and legs that can be easily pulled back and forth for play. The toys are approximately 12 inches tall, made of multi-colored fabrics, contain rattle beads inside a clear plastic sphere body and have the face of either a puppy or monkey. Recalled styles include: Sassy Hug N’ Tug Puppy, model #80213; Sassy Hug N’ Tug Monkey model #80214 and Carter’s-branded Hug N’ Tug Monkey, models #61083 that were sold on a blue packaging card and #61540 sold on a grey packaging card.  Sassy®-branded toys have “Sassy®” written on the sewn-in label located on the back of the character’s head. The Carter’s®-branded toys have “Carter’s®” written in red on the blue plastic ring connected to the toy’s head and also the sewn-in label located on the back of the character’s head.

Manufacturer: Sassy, Inc.

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sassy, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 45,300 Sassy® and Carter’s®-branded Hug N’ Tug Baby Toys.  See the CPSC press release.

Consumers who have this product should immediately discontinue its use and contact Sassy, Inc. to return it and receive a free replacement toy. Contact us toll-free at 1-800-323-6336 (M-F 8:00-5:00 EST) OR fill out our online return request form

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For retailers with questions, please contact your sales rep or Sassy, Inc. for further details.