Forky may be our favorite character in “Toy Story 4,” but we may wait before purchasing Forky merchandise, specifically a plush toy designed after the hilarious kid-made toy. Disney just issued a voluntary recall of the Forky plush because of a manufacturing defect, as the plush may be hazardous to children. Here’s what we know so far.
We are voluntarily recalling the 11” Forky plush due to a manufacturing defect. Nothing is more important than the safety of our guests; please call 866-537-7649 or return the item to any North America Disney/Disney Parks store for a full refund. More: https://t.co/Irn37N0Duw pic.twitter.com/jFNARAZ8ft
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 8, 2019
On Monday, Disney published the news of a voluntary recall of 11″ Forky plush, which allegedly has a “manufacturing defect that could potentially pose a choking hazard to children under 3.” The plush toy was previously sold at merchandise locations throughout Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, as well as at North America Disney stores, but it is being pulled from shelves and customers who purchased the Forky toy are being issued full refunds. According to the United States Consumer Products Safedy Commission, approximately 80,000 of these Forky plush toys have been sold.
Disney published news of the recall on the official Disney Parks, Experiences and Products website. Take a look at Disney’s statement regarding the recall below:
We have decided to voluntarily recall the 11” Forky plush due to a manufacturing defect that could potentially pose a choking hazard to children under 3. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our Guests and we ask that Guests return the item for a full refund by visiting any North America Disney Store or Disney Theme Parks store, calling 866-537-7649, or emailing personal.shoppers@shopDisney.com.
For more information about the recall, please visit the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s website or contact Guest Relations at 866-537-7649.
Disney did not disclose which part of the Forky plush is considered a potential choking hazard, although the CSPC states that the plastic googly eyes can be detached and therefore can be hazardous to children under 3 years old. The company hasn’t published additional news regarding the recall, but we’ll keep you updated if more news develops.