Manhattan Group Recalls Parents Wooden Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose.

Recall date: March 03, 2011
Recall number: 11-156
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Parents® Busy Time Activity Centers™


Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

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Recall Details

In conjunction with\n

About 400


The Parents® Busy Time Activity Centers™ is a wooden activity center cube-shaped toy that has a multi-colored bead run on the top. Activities on each side include a 4-tone xylophone and rasp, butterfly and caterpillar spinners, zig-zag drum, castanets, and pockets with "alligator," "bear," and "cat" pillow characters. Only items with wooden pegs bearing date code 400090GC are involved in this recall. The date code can be found on the bottom of the product packaging near the UPC code and on the tags on the bear character.


CPSC has received one report of a child putting a peg in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Manhattan Group for instructions on receiving a replacement item or a full refund.

Sold at

Specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90.


Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

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