Posts Tagged ‘cpsia’

New Plushies Are Here! — Almost

March 4, 2009

img_0658Getting our plush toys tested has been a real learning experience here at I Heart Guts. Example #1: did you know you have to give the testing company about 14 samples of each plush so each test (mechanical, lead, etc.) can be performed on a different doll? For small-time toymakers like us, sending off 14 plushies of each gut was, literally, like ripping our hearts out. We make our guts in small batches, and each gut is special to us. Curious to see what testing process would do to our guts, we asked the testing people to send the stuff back so we could see what happened. Some of them did indeed have the stuffin’ beat out of them, some had their little faces ripped off. Sad. But the good news is some of them were just fine and that means we have SOLD OUT a very small number of the new plush around to sell fans of the intestine, spleen, bladder and stomach. These are prototypes, so please understand they do not have hangtags or labels on them explaining what they do. But you know what the intestine is all about anyway, right? Get them while they last, and if you miss these, don’t worry — the regular ones will be here in early May.


Female Trouble

January 6, 2009


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.