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Rocking Horse Depot has issued a voluntary recall of rocking horse toys due to a risk of strangulation. The rocking horse recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Rocking Horse Depot. Consumers are advised to stop using the rocking horses immediately. In addition, they should not be re-sold as that is a violation of the law.
There are about 1,200 affected rocking horses that cause a danger due to the reins on the horse bridle which are long enough to form a loop around a child's head and neck. If the child gets caught in the loop, it can cause a serious risk of strangulation to young children.
The CPSC has received a report of a near strangulation involving a 21-month old girl. The child became entangled in the reins at her neck. Her parents were able to free her without injury.
The rocking horse recall involves the Rocking Horse Depot, of Buckeye, Arizona and their small, medium and large rocking horses with bridles. The horses, which were manufactured in Poland, come with a hardwood frame and a synthetic hide. The horse has a mane and tail, as well as a leather Rocking Horse Depot emblem on the right side of the saddle. The horses were sold at RockingHorseDepot.com from November 2006 through December 2009 for between $105 and $185.
Consumers are advised to remove or cut the reins from the rocking horse to eliminate the strangulation hazard. Consumers with further questions about the rocking horse recall can also contact Rocking Horse Depot for instructions on how to remove the reins. They can be reached at (623) 302-6313 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or at www.rockinghorsedepot.com.