Pottery Barn Recalls Dolls Over Strangulation Hazard

Pottery Barn Kids, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission, has recalled three different soft dolls due to a strangulation hazard, according to reports.

The dolls, which are part of Pottery Barn Kids’ Girl Doll Collection, were sold under the names Chloe, Sophie and Audrey from July 2006 to April 2011 for about $40 each. About 81,000 dolls were sold in the United States and 1,300 were sold in Canada.

Two of the dolls subject to recall, Chloe and Sophie, come with yarn hair that may contain loops large enough to fit around a small child’s head. The Audrey doll has a headband that can become loose and also fit around a child’s head and neck. Both could potentially strangle a child.

Pottery Barn has had five different complaints about the dolls. One complaint detailed a situation in which a loop of hair was found around the neck of a 21-month-old. No injuries have been reported.

The dolls are each about 17 inches tall. Names of each of the dolls are sewn onto their bottoms. Sophie sports blonde hair, Chloe is a dark brunette and Audrey’s hair is black.They were sold in Pottery Barn Stores, catalogs and in their online stores.

If your child has one of these dolls, the manufacturers have instructed you to cut the pieces of hair that are looped, and to remove the headband from the Audrey doll. You may also return the dolls for merchandise credit.

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