Manhattan Group Recalls Parents Wooden Activity Toys Due to Choking 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: Parents(r) Busy Time Activity Centers(tm)
Units: About 400
Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking
hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a child putting a peg in his
mouth. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Parents(r) Busy Time Activity Centers(tm) is a wooden activity
center cube-shaped toy that has a multi-colored bead run on the top. Activities on
each side include a 4-tone xylophone and rasp, butterfly and caterpillar spinners,
zig-zag drum, castanets, and pockets with "alligator," "bear," and "cat" pillow
characters. Only items with wooden pegs bearing date code 400090GC are involved in
this recall. The date code can be found on the bottom of the product packaging near
the UPC code and on the tags on the bear character.
Sold at: Specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and
online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children
immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers
can also contact Manhattan Group for instructions on receiving a replacement item or
a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800)
541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web
site at www.manhattantoy.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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