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STEP2® MAKES A BIG SPLASH WITH ITS NEW SAND AND WATER TABLES

Fixed Features, Sand and Water Partitions and Open Water Play are the Focus

STREETSBORO, OHIO - February 7, 2012 - The Step2® Company brings the beach to any backyard with the newest sand and water table designs. The Tropical Island Resort™, Big Splash Water Park™ and Splash and Scoop Bay™ provide open water play and interesting features to enrich imagination and expand creativity.

"Through focus groups, reviews, and Momshare™, our online community of thousands of Step2® brand enthusiasts, we've learned so much about sand and water play," said Jerry McDermott, chief marketing officer, Step2® Holdings. "The newest tables offer updated features for open water play, stationery accessories and clear partitions for sand and water to prevent mixing."

Tropical Island Resort™ - This exciting water play table transports kids to an imaginary island for refreshing fun in the sun. A pump and geyser, spin around water wheel carousel and slide and diving board for play characters provide toddlers an interactive setting for cool summer fun that multiple children can enjoy simultaneously. The Tropical Island Resort™ comes with a 14-piece accessory set.

"The core of this table always stays attached so the play value remains even if accessories are lost," continued McDermott. "We also know that moms appreciate open water play and so we kept one end of this table open for children to splash around and use their imagination."

Big Splash Water Park™ - The Big Splash Water Park™ provides children with the "action / reaction" play that keeps them engaged. Children will enjoy filling the oversized bucket on top of the tower with water and activating the spinning water wheel and water slide. The Big Splash Water Park™ includes a six-piece accessory set with catapult, waterslide and more.

Splash and Scoop Bay™ - This table was created to hold sand, water or both. The Splash and Scoop Bay™ provides a mom-pleasing cover that protects sand from pets and debris and doubles as an added play surface. "We know that mom doesn't like mixing sand and water," added McDermott. "So we created the only play table that has a cover with play value."

When playing with the water-side of the table, the tower can be placed atop the mountain cover creating a big waterfall, all while keeping the water out of the sand. The new sand and water tables are durable and are made to withstand normal outdoor weather conditions. They are constructed of sturdy resin, which will last through multiple children and are easy to clean.

The new Tropical Island Resort™ (MSRP $79.99), Big Splash Water Park™ (MSRP $39.99) and Splash and Scoop Bay™ (MSRP $49.99), which are being unveiled in the U.S. at the New York Toy Fair, Feb. 12-15, are shipping and available for purchase. Show attendees will be able to see the sand and water tables at the Step2® booth (booth #1373).


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About The Step2® Company:
The Step2® Company includes the brands Step2® and Infantino® which foster learning and development through creative play in children from birth to school-age years. Based in Streetsboro, Ohio, Step2® is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys, and the world's largest rotational molder of children's and home products, including children's play kitchens, playhouses, outdoor toys and ride on toys, as well as home products such as mailboxes, gardening aids and trash cans. Learn more at www.Step2.com.