CPSC, Small World Toys Announce Recall of Children's Puzzle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2003
Release # 03-171
Company Phone Number: (800) 421-4153
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Small World Toys Announce Recall of Children's Puzzle

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Puzzibilities Recycling Truck Puzzle

Units: About 3,000

Distributor: Small World Toys®, of Culver City, Calif.

Hazard: One of the puzzle pieces (a stack of newspapers) poses a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recalled Recycling Truck Puzzle has nine wooden pieces that form a green recycling truck, three workers, a container for plastics, a bundled set of newspapers, and a recycling bin. The top of the puzzle reads, "Recycling Truck," and "2574" and "2003 Small World Toys®" are printed at the bottom.

Sold at: Small toy stores nationwide sold the puzzles between February 2003 and August 2003 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop young children from playing with these puzzles immediately and return the puzzle to the store where it was purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Small World at (800) 421-4153 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.smallworldtoys.com.

Picture of Recalled Puzzle