LeapFrog Recalls “My Pal Scout” Toys for Choking Hazards

My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs are being recalled by LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif. because of a <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">choking hazard.

This recall involves 3,700 My Pal Scout Plush Toy Dogs. The toy is a green and beige electronic plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When those decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks and barks. “Scout” is printed on the dog tag at the dog’s neck.

The plush dog measures about 9 inches high by 9 inches wide. “LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142” is printed on the white tag attached to the dog and on the toy’s packaging. My Pal Scout dogs with embroidered paws are not included in this recall. They were sold at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.toysrus.com, www.leapfrog.com and other retail Web sites from May 2009 through June 2009 for about $20.

The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard. LeapFrog has received two reports of children removing the decals from this toy, including one report of a child ingesting part of the decal.

Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and contact LeapFrog to receive a replacement My Pal Scout with embroidered paws rather than decals.

For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.leapfrog.com/recall.

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