|June 5, 2008
eStyle Recalls Mini Chef Toy Kitchens Due to Choking and Tip-Over Hazards
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Mini Chef Complete Toy Kitchens
Units: About 65
Manufacturer: eStyle Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The four pegs supporting the oven shelf and four pegs supporting the refrigerator shelf can pull out of the wood, posing a choking hazard to children. The toy kitchen unit also can tip over, posing a risk of serious injury to children.
Incidents/Injuries: eStyle has received one report of a toddler placing a peg in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Mini Chef Complete Kitchen is a wooden unit with a metal sink, faucet, four burner stove with front oven and five turn knob control panel, refrigerator, shelves, phone, clock, microwave door and roof. The recalled toy kitchen is approximately 32 inches by 43 inches.
Sold exclusively at: Babystyle stores nationwide and at www.babystyle.com from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $200.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the firm for a store credit. All known users have been contacted.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm at (877) 378-9537 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.babystyle.com
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