Female Trouble

January 6, 2009

uterus-hazard2

I Heart Guts is sad to inform you that we have issued a voluntary recall for one of our products, the Uterus Plush. For those of you who noticed our impromptu hysterectomy, here’s the story: In an effort to make sure our toys are safe for all ages, the uterus plush failed a child toy safety standards test — basically, if you pull too hard on the fallopian tubes, the ovary pops off, creating a potential choking hazard for small children. While we figured a plush uterus might not be of great interest to kids — we designed it as a collectible plush for adults and marked them for ages 3 and up — we want to be absolutely sure no harm comes from playing with our guts. If the uterus plush is within the grasp of a child, please remove it immediately and follow our instructions for returning the plush toy. On the bright side, the rest of our plush lineup meets U.S. and European safety standards for children’s toys. The uterus will be made available on our website for adults only — it is a sex organ after all — who consent to keep it away from kids. A new kid-safe uterus will be available in 2009 for those of you with kids who must have a plushie uterus. In the meantime, please refrain from swallowing any ovaries.

24 Responses to “Female Trouble”

  1. Jamie Walters Says:

    When can I buy one?! I promise I won’t put those delicious ovaries in my mouth.

  2. iheartguts Says:

    we should have them back on the site sometime next week, we just have to sew a bunch of “adults only” labels on them first!


  3. [...] Heart Guts has issued a recall of their Uterus Plush because the toy failed a child toy safety standards [...]


  4. [...] up next month and on the top of my list of gifts I’d most like to receive is this delightful Plush Uterus Toy from I Heart Guts. Sadly, the toy has been recalled. According to the site: “I Heart Guts is sad [...]

  5. susu petals Says:

    i wish somebody would recall MY uterus…
    :(

  6. Cassie Says:

    “i wish somebody would recall MY uterus…”
    I AGREE! lol


  7. [...] before have been discovered — we thought we should share them with you so you can understand why the uterus is not a children’s toy. See for yourself all the adult activities she’s been up [...]


  8. [...] you find a company who makes plush toys shaped like bodily organs, and that company is having a recall on the uterus plush toy because the ovaries are a choking [...]


  9. [...] company explained the situation in a statement on their Web site: In an effort to make sure our toys are safe for all ages, the uterus plush failed a child toy [...]


  10. [...] Magazine Monitor over at the BBC Website had gone for this as its quote of the day, personally I prefer the above – read on over at I Heart Guts… [...]


  11. [...] si povestea, pe scurt. (Articolul a aparut pe Daily Mail, care citeaza de pe blogul firmei I heart guts!) In an effort to make sure our toys are safe for all ages, the uterus plush failed a child toy [...]

  12. Telicia Says:

    o0oo this is my first time hearing about uterus plushies and they just have to be recalled! :sigh: i really want one. i can’t wait for the child-friendly ones for my daughter so we can reminisce of her womby days, but in the mean time i want my adult one.

  13. Savannah Says:

    I’m hoping these go back up soon. I came across these on accident today and want the uterus so badly! I’m pretty sure it would make periods a thousand times less annoying if I had a smiley uterus to laugh at!

  14. Gimbal Locke Says:

    Excuse me but I want to see a plush pair of testicles or a prostate. Otherwise you are looking at a case of positive discrimination here.

    • KTnelso Says:

      Next week my father is having his prostate removed due to cancer. I wanted to get him a replacement as a joke, but there is no stuffed prostate available on the internet…anywhere. Having the prostate removed is a very common surgery, and I think there would be a market for a plush prostate…so please, let me give my dad another prostate!

      • iheartguts Says:

        update: plush prostate and testicles available march 2010! accompanied by plush ovary and mammary glands!

  15. iheartguts Says:

    we’re working on plush testicles and prostate right now. would a pair of balls — kinda like the fuzzy dice you’d hang from your rearview — be better than one big one? please advise…

  16. Cassie Says:

    hahahahaha! “we’re working on plush testicles and prostate right now. would a pair of balls — kinda like the fuzzy dice you’d hang from your rearview — be better than one big one? please advise…”

    that just made my day

  17. Norah Says:

    When can we expect the new uteri? I can’t waittttt :)

  18. iheartguts Says:

    hmmm, it’s probably going to be a while, sadly. we need to get a new sample made, then those have to get tested, then they have to get made. it’s a bummer, i know.


  19. [...] The writing on the site is so enjoyable and funny, it really makes me root for them.  So far only one organ won’t be making it to the Pack and Play: Uterus has been recalled. [...]


  20. [...] uterus has returned, and just in time for Mother’s Day! We have had so many requests for our recalled uterus (people who had friends undergoing hysterectomy, lousy periods, miscarriages, etc.) that we put the [...]


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