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Children’s Costumes Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

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(credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fun World Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 1,800 Halloween costumes that come with toy stethoscopes because the stethoscopes pose a potential choking hazard.

The plastic ear pieces of the toy stethoscopes included with the toddler-size Little Pet Vet and Dr. Littles costumes can be pulled off, creating a possible choking hazard for young children.

No injuries have been reported.

Aside from the toy stethoscope, the costumes include a white lab coat, a cap, scrub pants and a scrub shirt. The cap and scrubs are pink, blue or turquoise.

A tracking label with the code 10060GFI01 and a production date of Jan-Mar 2010 or Apr-Jun 2010 is sewn into the neck of the scrub shirt or the lab coat.

The costumes made in China were sold for about $15 at novelty stores, costume and party supply stores across the U.S. from August through October 2010.

Consumers are advised to immediately take the toy stethoscope away from children and contact Fun World on instructions for returning the toy stethoscope for a full refund.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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