|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 421-4153
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Small World Toys Recalls Children's Wooden Sound Puzzles with Knobs for Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: "Sounds on the Farm" Puzzle and "Sounds on the Go" Puzzle
Units: About 78,500
Distributor: Small World Toys, of Culver City, Calif.
Hazard: The knobs on the recalled puzzle pieces can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Small World Toys has received 42 reports of the knobs detaching from the puzzle pieces. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled involves two separate wooden-knobbed puzzles that make sounds. "Sounds on the Farm" and "Sounds on the Go" puzzles were sold under the Puzzibilities and Ryan's Room brands. The wooden puzzles have four pieces in farm animal or vehicle shapes that make animal or motor sounds when the pieces are lifted by their knobs from the puzzle boards. "Sounds on the Farm" or "Sounds on the Go" is printed on the top left of the puzzle boards. "©2003 Small World Toys®" and the number 24101 or 24102 are printed at the bottom of the puzzles boards.
Sold at: Puzzibilities puzzles were sold at toy stores and various retailers nationwide and by catalogs from June 2003 through February 2007. Ryan's Room puzzles were sold at Target Stores nationwide from January 2006 through February 2007. Both puzzles sold for about $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and contact Small World Toys to obtain a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit www.smallworldtoys.com, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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