Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets Recalled for Choking Hazard

A large recall of about 127,000 Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets, which were manufactured by Peachtree Playthings of Atlanta, Georgia, has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets were recalled because the middle two prongs of the plastic fork can detach, posing a <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">choking hazard to children. To date, Peachtree Playthings has received one report of a middle prong detaching from the fork. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman plastic fork and spoon sets. The two-piece set is white plastic with cartoon images on the handle and was sold at Dollar Tree Stores and Deals during January 2010 for about $1 per set.

Of note, the recalled Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets were manufactured in China, a country long associated with products that have been found to be dangerous and linked to an increasing and significant string of recalls and consumer injuries.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets away from children and return them to Dollar Tree or Deals for a full refund. For additional information, Peachtree Playthings can be reached toll-free at 1-800-290-4831 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; at its Web site at www.peachtreeplaythings.com; or by email at peachtree@peachtreeplaythings.com.

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