Recall: What's Inside Soft Toy Boxes
On 2009-04-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding What's Inside Soft Toy Boxes due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2008 for about $40.00.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Lakeshore Learning Materials soft toy box 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 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The head of the stuffed butterfly toy can detach from the body, posing a choking hazard to children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled product is a soft, multi-colored box with a different color on each side. "What's Inside'' is embroidered on the front of the box and symbols of a lion, flower and purple butterfly are stitched on another side. Each feely box contains ten small stuffed pieces. The piece affected by this recall is the pink and purple butterfly.
These items were sold new+ at Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide and Toys To Grow On catalogs from September 2008 through February 2009 for about $40.
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 product away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement butterfly.
For additional information, contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.lakeshorelearning.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lakeshore has received three reports of the head of the butterfly detaching from the body. No injuries were 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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