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Recall: Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toys

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On 2010-06-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toys due to a potential choking and aspiration hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2008 for about $35.

About 3,000 units are involved in this Chelsea & Scott / One Step Ahead / Leaps and Bounds stacking rings recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Sorting & Stacking / Building category in 2010. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 400,000 product units.

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Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toys
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.onestepahead.com
Phone: (866) 271-4536

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What is the problem?

The fabric covering the stacking ring's center pole can come apart at the seam exposing the foam material inside. The foam material poses choking and aspiration hazards to young children.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toys. The multi-colored toy has five plush stacking rings that stack and rest on a stationary turtle base. The rings represent different animals including a frog, dog, cat, rabbit, mouse and chick. A fish is on top of the center pole. Each ring makes a different sound: rattle, jingle, crinkle and squeak. "One Step Ahead" is printed on a white tag attached to the toy. The toy measures about 19 inches high and 10 inches wide when assembled.

These items were sold new+ at One Step Ahead's catalog and on the firm's website at www.onestepahead.com from October 2008 through April 2010 for about $35.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return the toy's center pole to One Step Ahead for a $50 merchandise certificate to be applied toward the purchase of another product(s) sold in the One Step Ahead catalog or online at www.onestepahead.com. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled toy.

For more information, contact One Step Ahead toll-free at (866)271-4536 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.onestepahead.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received one report of a 10-month-old child mouthing the toys foam material. No injuries have been reported.

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+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.