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Q: News On Recall Of A Toy ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: News On Recall Of A Toy
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: bcguy-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Mar 2003 04:11 PST
Expires: 24 Apr 2003 05:11 PDT
Question ID: 180637
I am searching for information on the recall from stores of a toy by
Ertl called the Jibba Jabba several years ago.
Subject: Re: News On Recall Of A Toy
Answered By: knowledge_seeker-ga on 25 Mar 2003 05:09 PST
Hi bcguy,

Although the product you mention ceased production almost 7 years ago,
I was able to find a few mentions of it online.  First, the doll, made
by Ertl in the mid-1990's, although often referred to as "Jibba Jabba"
was actually called "Jibber Jabber."

The basic premise of the doll was that when you shook it, it' neck
wobbled back and forth and the doll emitted choking and strangling
sounds.  Some people found it hilarious. Others found it offensive.
Production ceased around 1996 and the dolls were pulled from the
shelves because enough parents felt that the toy encouraged violence
in children.

Below are nearly all of the references I could find in relation to
this product.  For further information, you can contact Ertl here –



"Jibba Jabba was pulled from store shelves after an incident and
subsequent complaints that it was influencing children to strangle
each other."

"I am planning on using the hands of a jibba-jabba doll I got for
christmas along time ago(1994 to be exact)

"6/12/97  --   setback...I called the Ertl Company, that make the
Jibber and they stopped production about a year & 1/2 ago…"!OpenDocument+%22Jibber+Jabber%22+ertl&hl=en&ie=UTF-8





You buy a toy for your son called a "Jibber Jabber" (noted because
when   you shake it, it's long neck and head wobble and make a
jibber-jabbery sound) ….Incidentally, since   the best way to make
sounds out of a Jibber Jabber is to grab it by the neck and shake, I
highly recommend this toy as a stress reliever…."

" "Put your hands around my neck and shake me!"  reads the box.…
startled to learn that for $14.95 you too can buy a [Jibber Jabber]
doll that gags, chokes, and screams whenever you choke it."

"…Michael who snaps Daring's neck back and forth like a jibber-jabber

"I have one of those Jibber-Jabber dolls ("Grab my neck and shake")
that's had its neck snapped due to continuous vigorous shaking..."

"Who do you think has the funniest head in wrestling?  For me it has
to be Rodney from the Mean Street Posse. If some one slams him his
head just bounces about the place like a jibber jabber…Marvellous

That should give you the basic information you were looking for.
Thanks for your question. If anything I've said isn't clear, please
feel free to ask for clarification.


Search Strategy :

Searched Google and Google Groups for the terms Jibba Jabba  and
Jibber Jabber, combined with : doll, neck, recall, Ertl, product,
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