Choking Hazard Prompts Pull Toy Recall

About 2,800—2,400 in the United States and 400 in Canada—Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan™, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator™, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky™ <"">pull toys have been recalled by the Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada just announced.

The toy has wooden components that can break or come loose, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to young children. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves three types of pull-toys: Pull-A-Long Friends Toucanâ„¢ with lot code 210720GB, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligatorâ„¢ with lot code 210750GB, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharkyâ„¢ with lot code 210530GB.

The Toucan has a large yellow and black beak and blue striped wings. The crocodile is green and has a red ridge on its back and red wheels with yellow polka dots. The shark has blue swirls painted on its wheels and an orange wooden fish on the pull string. The lot code is printed on the bottom of the toy.

The recalled pull toys, which were manufactured in Thailand, sold for about $22 at gift and specialty stores nationwide, online, and through catalogs from September 2009 through January 2010.

The CPSC is advising consumers to take the recalled pull toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or a replacement toy. For additional information, Manhattan Group can be reached toll-free, at (800) 541-1345 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s Website at

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