Recall: Giant Starbuilder and Giant Stars building sets
On 2010-09-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Giant Starbuilder and Giant Stars building sets due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2007 for about $25 to $35.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Edushape starbuilder recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd 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.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 404-4744
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What is the problem?
Plastic knobs can break from the center of the star, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Giant Starbuilders and Giant Stars building sets. The giant stars measure 5-inches in diameter and are made of opaque plastic. Each star has six knobs protruding from a ring-shaped center. The Giant Starbuilder set contains red, green, yellow and blue stars. The Giant Star building set contains red, green, yellow, blue, orange and pink stars.
Similar items were recalled in July 2011.
These items were sold new+ at Small retail stores nationwide and online at Target.com, Toys R Us.com, Amazon.com and CSN through Walmart Marketplace from January 2007 through May 2010 for between $25 and $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 star blocks away from children and contact Edushape for a replacement set or credit towards another Edushape product of equal or lesser value.
For additional information, contact Edushape at (800)404-4744 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.edushape.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC and Edushape have received three reports of knobs breaking off from the center of the star. 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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