Recall: Alex Toys ALEX Jr. Baby Builder, First Pops and First Snaps
On 2016-08-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Alex Toys ALEX Jr. Baby Builder, First Pops and First Snaps due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2009 for about $18 to $28.
About 90,000 units are involved in this (s)ALEX Toys play sets recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Swings, Slides & Play Structures category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Small parts of the plastic toy building sets can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves three ALEX Jr. branded sets of infant building toys, the Baby Builder, model 1982, First Pops, model 1981P, and the First Snaps, model 1981S produced prior to November 2010. The sets include an assortment of plastic shapes in bright colors. The pieces are designed to be pulled, pushed, snapped and twisted and come in stackable plastic jars. They were sold in sets of 14 and 26 pieces. The recalled First Snaps sets' containers have the following batch codes, on a sticker above the UPC code on the container.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59914r-eng.php
Information on where these items sold new+: Barnes & Noble and Land of Nod and online at www.Zulily.com. The Baby Builders were sold from December 2009 through June 2016 for about $28, First Pops sold from March 2009 through June 2016 for about $18, and First Snaps distributed from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $18.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled building sets away from children and contact ALEX for a prepaid shipping envelope to return the product(s). ALEX will send consumers a full refund upon receipt of returned sets.
ALEX toll-free at 844-310-6691 anytime or online at www.alexbrands.com and click on the "Recall Information" link beneath the carousel for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There have been 22 reports of the ends of small parts detaching from the building sets. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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