State Farm has recalled about 800,000 Good Neigh Bears toys in the United States and 27,000 in Canada. The eyes on these bears can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children. State Farm has 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.
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. The bears were made in China and given away free through State Farm agents and at State Farm sponsored events from September 2005 through March 2007.
Consumers should immediately take these bears away from young children and discard them. 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
Health Canada's press release is available at http://188.8.131.52/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=698
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled bears, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09156.html