Children's Toy Castles
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.
Name of Product: Shape Sorting Toy Castles
Units: About 68,000
Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The plastic rod can come loose allowing the colored counting
beads to slide off of the toy, posing a choking hazard to young
Incidents/Injuries: Infantino has received four reports of children
nearly choking on the colored beads after putting them in their mouths.
Description: The recalled toy castles have counting beads, four play
figures and several different shapes and letters that fit into holes in
the castle. "infantino(r)" is printed in the lower right-hand corner of
the side with the letters. The recall only includes castles with the
following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. Castles with other date
codes, no date code or with a plastic rod attached with a metal screw
are not included in this recall. The date code is stamped on the
underside of the blue top and can be viewed through the top square shape
or top "A" letter openings.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijers and other specialty toy
retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toy away from young children
immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to return the
product for a free replacement. A free return shipping label can be
accessed on the firm's Web site.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Infantino toll-free at
(888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or
visit the firm's Web site.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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