Posts Tagged ‘toy safety’

Total Recall

January 7, 2009

uterus-recall2Thank you to all of you who wrote in about the uterus recall, we’re grateful for your understanding about the old girl. The irony of the ovaries being unsafe for children was not lost on anyone. Some of the funniest comments so far include, “My I-Heart-Guts Uterus is not accessible to children and I promise not to feed to any small children in the future.” And, “Thanks, but we like our toys dangerous!  Good thing I know the Heimlich.” And, ” I am perplexed by someone who would give a uterus to a small child, but hey, to each his own. ” And, “I will not be sending my uterus back — I love it too much!  I will, however, stop chewing on the fallopian tubes!” And, “If they are sucking on the fallopian tubes and ovaries… Well, that is just wrong in SO many ways!” And perhaps funniest of all, “I hate kids and love my plush uterus.” Anyway, thanks for making us laugh during this difficult and sad time for the poor ol’ uterus — and for us. Even thought it’s still just me and my husband working out of our apartment, I guess we are growing as a company and getting the growing pains that come with it. But we’re happy the rest of our toys are kid-safe, it’s a relief. Thank you to those of you who chose to opt-out, and we welcome anyone wanting to return the uterus for a refund or replacement — whether she stays or goes, you still get a 15% off coupon code just for participating in the recall! Once we sew some adults-only labels on the uteri, we will put her back up for sale on the website for those in need of a womb.

Female Trouble

January 6, 2009

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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.

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