Gund Inc. Recalls Woodles™ Activity Toys for Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2006
Release #07-030
Gund's Recall Hotline: (800) 448-4863
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Gund Inc. Recalls Woodles™ Activity Toys 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: Baby Gund Woodles™ Activity Toys

Units: About 18,900

Manufacturer: Gund Inc., of Edison, N.J.

Hazard: The wooden rings on the stuffed toy can break, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Gund has received four reports from consumers about the wooden rings on the toys breaking, including one report of a child mouthing small pieces. No injuries were reported.

Description: The product is a baby activity toy available in various animal shapes. It consists of a soft, stuffed body with a rattle component inside the body and two smooth wooden rings attached to loops at the end of each arm. The product is available in four different styles: Rumba Lion Activity Toy with style number 58553, Gazoo Giraffe Activity Toy with style number 58554; Wango Horse Activity Toy with style number 58555, and Tippy Cow Activity Toy with style number 58556. "Woodles™" and the style number are located on the sewn-in label.

Sold by: Independent specialty toy stores nationwide and in Canada from June 2005 through April 2006 for about $12.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these toys immediately, and contact Gund for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Gund at (800) 448 4863 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at woodles@gund.com. Information about this recall also can be found on the firm's Web site at www.gund.com 

 Picture of Recalled Activity Toys