WASHINGTON - LeapFrog is recalling its My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toys. 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.
This recall involves My Pal Scout, 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.
My Pal Scout has been 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.
If you have one of these toys, you should take it away from your young children immediately. LeapFrog will send you a replacement toy with embroidered paws rather than decals.