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Health

Not Safe For Kids: Stuffed Ovaries Pose a Choking Hazard

DiscoblogBy Nina BaiJanuary 21, 2009 6:42 AM
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Little children will put just about anything into their mouths. Even ovaries. That's why the plush toy manufacturer, I Heart Guts, is recalling their plush uterus. The pink plush toy, which technically is an all-in-one female reproductive system rather than just a uterus, sports fallopian tube "arms" and purple egg-shaped ovaries. Unfortunately for small children, however, the ovaries can be pulled off and become a choking hazard. Although there have been no reports of death by ovary swallowing yet, the company's Web site suggests that: "If the plush uterus is being use by a young child, please remove it immediately." Owners of the cushy uterus can send it in for a full refund or for an organ swap with any one of the other plush organs, including a plush brain, gallbladder, heart, kidney, liver, lung, or pancreas. And for those who simply must own the female reproductive system, a new kid-friendly plush uterus is in development, according to the company. Related Content: DISCOVER: Tokens of Science: Toys, favorite toys of famous scientists

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