8,200 Stuffed Grumpy Cats Recalled, Are Unhappy About It

chokinghazardIf you aren’t familiar with the perpetually-frowning, totally adorable Grumpy Cat, we feel very sorry for you. Obviously, you need to spend more time looking at cute pictures of animals on the Internet. Grumpy Cat started as a cute kitty who always looks like she’s frowning, and somehow spawned an entire industry of apps, merchandise, and beverages, and became a Friskies spokescat. One of those pieces of merchandise has been recalled.

Specifically, some batches of the selection of stuffed Grumpy Cats made by the company Ganz. While the critters are marketed as safe for children ages three and up, the kitty’s grumpy eyes are a little too detachable for small children, so, in Consumer Product Safety Commission-speak, they “can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.”

Recalled cats include the 8-inch-long lying-down Grumpy Cat, the 5-inch-tall sitting Grumpy Cat, and a 4-inch keychain Grumpy Cat. If you own one, check the batch number on its tag against the recall notice, and contact Ganz if you want to make an exchange or if you have any questions. You can reach them at (800) 724-5902.

Grumpy Cat [Official Site]
Ganz Recalls Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys Due to Choking Hazard [CPSC]