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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
RECALL: 1,200 Rocking Horse Depot Rocking Horse Toys Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Rocking Horse Depot, today announced a voluntary recall of about 1,200 Rocking Horses because the reins on the rocking horse bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children. 

CPSC has received one report of a near strangulation incident involving a 21-month old girl who became entangled in the reins at her neck. The girl’s parents freed her without injury. 

This recall involves Rocking Horse Depot’s small, medium and large rocking horses with bridles. The rocking horse has a hardwood frame and is covered with synthetic hide. Each rocking horse has fluffy mane and tail, and a leather Rocking Horse Depot emblem on the right side of the saddle.

Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also contact Rocking Horse Depot collect at (623) 302-6313 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.rockinghorsedepot.com for instructions on how to remove the reins. 

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