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Removable Squeaker Dog Toy Recall

We are issuing our own Dog Toy Recall. We had mistakenly believed SimplyFido in their labeling of certain plush dog toys that we backed up here at We were told, via the SimplyFido website, that they had products that were not only organic dog toys but that they offered these dog toys with removable squeakers. We even wrote about these great safe, soft, plush organic dog and puppy toys in our Cutest Organic Dog Toys article. We even invited Oscar The Monkey into our house!

We are going to leave our original article up, but will be updating it with more appropriate information so you can keep up with us and our suggestions on safe organic dog toys. Note the strike-thru on the word “removable” in removable squeaker of our pictures – seen here:

Plush Monkey - Organic - Dog Toy Plush Lamb - Organic - Dog Toy Plush Bear - Organic - Dog Toy

For us, we still hesitate in referring to a dog or puppy toy as organic in nature if it has plastic parts. Squeakers, see our article on What Makes the Squeak in a Squeaky Dog Toy, are generally made of non-organic plastic materials. We especially don’t like squeakers because of certain safety issues. For one squeakers in dog toys don’t digest properly and can seriously hurt your dog if swallowed (like our poor Sydney!). And, the obvious reason for a dog toy being considered organic is if all parts are bio-degradable, carbon based or made from similar natural products.

We have written SimplyFido about the sudden change in products and availability. It seems that the company is under some sort of reorganization because their Simply Fido website is a mess right now. Seen below is a partial view of their site upon our initial research and their site as it is seen today – note there is no mention of “removable squeaker” any more:

Simply Fido website before and after view

Anyway, we will keep you up-to-date if Simply Fido responds to us and continue to search and review safe dog and puppy toys – especially those that have no-squeakers in the dog toy if possible.

Again, our apologies!

To help, here are some alternative soft, plush dog toys that offer replaceable or removable squeakers in their toys:

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6 Responses to “Removable Squeaker Dog Toy Recall”

  1. Caitlin Says:

    Hello. Great job. This is a great story. Thanks!

  2. Danielle Says:

    I am slightly confused as to what you mean. Do you intend to say that the squeakers are not, in fact, removable? Or simply that they are not organic?

  3. zeus Says:

    Thank you for writing, Danielle!

    To answer your question, the SimplyFido dog toys themselves are still organic (stuffing and fabric). The squeaker part, however, is not organic nor is it any longer removable. We have yet to know of any squeaker part in a dog toy that is actually organic!

    We issued our own personal recall as SimplyFido had stated that their stuffed dog toys had removable (or replaceable) squeaker parts. This is no longer the case and/or was a mis-representation on their part. We have written to them but have not heard word. Since our report, they have also changed their website. We suspect new ownership or something!

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  5. AndrewBoldman Says:

    I really liked this post. Can I copy it to my site? Thank you in advance.

  6. zeus Says:

    Send us your email and we will write up a special entry for you for your site that can link to this one too. How about that?

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