Wooden Toys Recalled by Earthentree Due To Choking and Strangulation Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2008
Release #08-347

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 963-1593
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Wooden Toys Recalled by Earthentree Due To Choking and Strangulation Hazards

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: Wooden Toys

Units: About 375

Manufacturer: Earthentree of Kirkland, Wash.

Hazard: The recalled toys contain small parts or can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard. The recalled rattles violate the federal rattle standard. Some of the toys also have a string longer than 12 inches, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves a variety of wooden toys including egg shakers (maracas), pull toys, rattles, and trains. The toys are painted glossy red, orange, green, brown, yellow or natural wood.

Sold at: Earthentree’s Web site, Fairs, Trade Shows and retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through May 2008 for about $7 to $34.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Earthentree for exchange or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Earthentree at (800) 963-1593 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.earthentree.com/recall.asp



Picture of Small Maracas (Egg Shaker)
Small Maracas (Egg Shaker)



Picture of Large Maracas (Egg Shaker)
Large Maracas (Egg Shaker)



Picture of Pom Pom Rail Train
Pom Pom Rail Train



Picture of Duby and Duba Pull Toy
Duby and Duba Pull Toy



Picture of Duby Duck Pull Toy
Duby Duck Pull Toy



Picture of Katerpillar Pull Toy
Katerpillar Pull Toy
Picture of Kiddo
Kiddo



Picture of Rattleman
Rattleman



Picture of Six Ring Rattle
Six Ring Rattle



Picture of Turtle Family Pull Toy
Turtle Family Pull Toy



Picture of Cat Rattle
Cat Rattle



Picture of Bear Rattle
Bear Rattle



Picture of Tuttu Turtle Pull Toy
Tuttu Turtle Pull Toy



Picture of Choo Choo Train
Choo Choo Train