Wednesday, March 18, 2009

State Farm(r) Recalls Good Neigh Bears(r) Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: State Farm Good Neigh Bears

Units: About 800,000 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada

Distributor: State Farm, of Bloomington, Ill.

Hazard: The eyes on these bears can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: State Farm received one report of the plastic eye of a bear coming off and a child placing it in her mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the 11-inch (28 cm) and 18-inch (46 cm) State Farm Good Neigh Bears with plastic eyes. The bears are brown and wear a white and red State Farm shirt.

Sold at: The bears were given away free through State Farm agents and at State Farm sponsored events from September 2005 through March 2007.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these bears away from young children and discard them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact State Farm toll-free at (877) 226-8079 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT or visit the company's website at www.statefarm.com or www.statefarm.ca .

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