|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toys R Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Center Due to 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: Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center
Units: About 24,000
Importer: Toys "R" Us Inc. of Wayne, N.J.
Hazard: The small wooden knobs attaching the xylophone keys to the end can detach, causing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Toys "R" Us has received eight reports of the knobs detaching. No injuries have been reported to the firm.
Description: This recall involves the Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center. The multi-sided center has two triangle-shaped ends with a wooden multi-colored xylophone on one and a mirror on the other. The three sides are square-shaped and include moveable block letters, rotating gears and sliding shapes. The name "Imaginarium" appears in a blue, oval-shaped logo underneath the mirror on one end. The second 'i' in the logo is dotted with a shooting star. The recalled product has model number 46284; Toys "R" Us item number 295909; and has the barcode number 000799985462841. The model number is printed on the back of the box, directly above the bar code. These numerical markings do not appear on the actual product.
Sold exclusively at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and online via www.toysrus.com from August 2009 through September 2010 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product, move it out of the reach of young children and return it to a Toys "R" Us store for a refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys "R" Us toll-free at (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.toysrus.com/safety.
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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