Chick-Fil-A Recalls Muppet Kids Meal Toys

The restaurant announced a voluntary recall of the toys, citing safety concerns over “reports of children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets.” The recall is dated one day prior to The Jim Henson Company’s decision to part ways with Chick-Fil-A due to the chain’s stance against same sex marriage. [Updated]

While concern over a child’s safety should never be questioned, the timing of recall is extremely coincidental and appears to be a lazy attempt to strike back at The Jim Henson Company.

Update: Chris Morran of The Consumerist reached out to Chick-Fil-A regarding the recall. A rep for the company says “the two issues are unrelated… the voluntary withdrawal happened before the Jim Henson announcement.”

He even “checked with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is usually the one issuing the statements regarding recalled toys. A rep at the CPSC told [him] that the agency has no record of any recall related to these toys. [He] asked Chick fil-A for comment on why it chose not to involve the CPSC in the recall and will add any statement the company provides on the topic.”

The reps final statement to Chris on the issue is that “[t]his is not a recall – it is a voluntary withdrawal.”

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