“Sesame Street” is getting a little rougher these days.
Some 120,000 toy sunglasses themed around the popular children’s show have been recalled because their small parts pose a choking hazard to young children, according to an Army and Air Force Exchange Service news release.
The sunglasses, manufactured by American Greetings Corp., were distributed at seven AAFES locations in Europe, including those at Heidelberg and Baumholder, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy.
The sunglasses sold for $3.15, came in packs of four and bore smiling images of “Sesame Street” icons Big Bird, Elmo, the Cookie Monster and Zoe.
Those who bought the sunglasses can return them to the store to receive a redeemable coupon, worth $3.15 and good for any American Greetings product. Or they can get the coupon by calling American Greetings at (800) 777-4891 or by visiting http://corporate.americangreetings.com, the release stated. Click on “corporate news” to get information on the recall.
AAFES Europe spokeswoman Debbie Byerly encouraged customers to either return or dispose of the toys as soon as possible.
“We don’t want people handing these to their children and have them swallow it,” she said.