Looks like "Forky" is destined for the garbage can after all.
Disney has recalled a plush toy depicting the "Toy Story 4" character Forky because the spork's plastic rolling "googly" eyes "can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children."
The recall affects about 80,000 units of the 11-inch toy in the United States, as well as about 650 in Canada, a notice Monday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
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No injuries have been reported but Disney says parents should snatch the toy away from their children and return Forky for a refund to any Disney Store retail location, including those at Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks.
The $20 made-in-China Forky toys, which have poseable arms and rainbow art on the top of a foot, were sold at Disney stores, online through shopdisney.com and via the Disney store on Amazon Marketplace from April to June.
Forky is a central character in Disney Pixar's "Toy Story 4," who comes to life after child Bonnie crafts him from a spork. He initially believes he's trash, not a toy, and repeatedly tries to flee to the safety of a garbage can. Forky is voiced by Tony Hale in the movie, which was released in June.
Consumers wanting more information on the recall can call Disney toll-free at (866) 537-7649 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on weekdays, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Affected tracking numbers, which are listed on a label at the base of the toy, are:
For more information, you can also email personal.shoppers@shopDisney.com.