By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 9:42 am in Toy Recalls.
Oh irony of ironies… State Farm Insurance is recalling 830,000 “Good NeighBear” teddy bears because they’re life threatening. Seems those twinkly little eyes pop off, posing a choking hazard for little ones. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and State Farm have received one report of a small child putting the eyeballs in her mouth, but no one was injured. The bears were freebies, given to small children by State Farm reps at various community fairs and other events from 2005 to 2007.
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