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Weight Watchers plush toys recalled over needles in stuffing

Health Canada is recalling Weight Watchers brand Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets orange plush toys because sewing needles have been found in the toys' stuffing.

The Hungry Figures are about 15 centimetres long and the Hungry Magnets are about 10 cm long.

Weight Watchers Inc. has received two reports from company employees of a sewing needle being found in two figures in the United States, with no reported injuries. No incidents in Canada have been reported to the firm.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.


About 10,000 of the toys were sold in Canada and about 421,500 were distributed in the United States. The products were sold from April 2009 to July 2009, exclusively by Weight Watchers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled the toys and return them to Weight Watchers to receive a full refund or a credit toward the purchase of another product.

Recall notice

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