My Birthday is coming 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 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.”