Guidecraft Recalls Children's Play Theaters Due to Tip-over Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2012
Release #12-131
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 824-1308
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Guidecraft Recalls Children's Play Theaters Due to Tip-over Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: 4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys

Units: About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada

Importer: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.

Manufacturer: Mega Profit Trading Ltd., of China

Hazard: The recalled children's toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.

Description: This recall involves all 4-in-1 dramatic play theaters with model number G51062. The model number is printed on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the center crossbar and on the assembly instructions. The toy has two interchangeable panels with different themes on each side: a puppet theater and diner, or a doctor's office and post office. An assembled play theater measures 4-feet high by 3-feet wide and weighs about 46 pounds.

Sold by: Various catalogs, Guidecraft.com and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011 for about $180.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a refund or a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.guidecraft.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1554

Picture of recalled play theater toy
Picture of recalled play theater toy