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Giggles International Recalls Animated Monkey Toy Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Animated toy

Hazard: The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Giggles International at (800) 738-6018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.LoveMyGiggles.com and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.

Units: About 13,000

Description: This recall involves Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys. The monkey is made of brown and beige plush material and is about 9 inches tall. The toy is designed to hold a song book titled "5 Little Monkeys" and to sing the song when activated. A red music note is on the bottom of the monkey's right foot and the face of a child with its hands covering its eyes are on the bottom of the money's left foot. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028. The manufacture date in the M/D/YYYY format and batch code are printed on the bottom of a white fabric label attached near the base of the monkey's tail. The monkey toys came in a tan colored box with words "Animated Sing-Along Monkey," "Sing along with me!" and "I play peek-a-boo with you!" on the front. The age advisory "For ages 3+" and the warning that batteries are included are also on the front of the box.

Incidents/Injuries: Giggles International has received two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the animated monkey away from children, remove the batteries and return the toy to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store or contact Giggles International for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from September 2014 to October 2014 for about $25.

Manufacturer: Giggles International Ltd., of Hong Kong

Manufactured in: China