The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rocking Horse Depot, of Buckeye, Ariz., announced a voluntary recall of about 1,200 Rocking Horses today.
Hazard: The reins on the rocking horse bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child's head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a near strangulation incident involving a 21-month old girl who became entangled in the reins at her neck. The girl's parents freed her without injury.
Description: This recall involves Rocking Horse Depot's small, medium and large rocking horses with bridles. The rocking horse has a hardwood frame and is covered with synthetic hide. Each rocking horse has fluffy mane and tail, and a leather Rocking Horse Depot emblem on the right side of the saddle.
Sold at: RockingHorseDepot.com from November 2006 through December 2009 for between $105 and $185.
Manufactured in: Poland
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also contact Rocking Horse Depot for instructions on how to remove the reins.
Consumer Contact: For more information, please contact Rocking Horse Depot collect at (623) 302-6313 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.rockinghorsedepot.com.