Recall: Mini Stars Building Sets
On 2011-07-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Mini Stars Building Sets due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2007 for about $10 to $50.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Edushape building set 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 2011.
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 stars, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Mini Stars building sets. The Mini Stars measure three inches in diameter and are made of opaque plastic. Each star has six circular knobs protruding from a ring-shaped center. Edushape only makes Mini Stars in red, green, yellow or blue colors which are included in this recall. The Mini Stars do not have any markings, codes or logos stamped into the plastic. They were sold in sets of 12, 24, 36, 48 and 72 pieces.
Additional star building sets were recalled in September 2010.
These items were sold new+ at Small retail stores nationwide, online at Toys R Us.com, Amazon.com and CSN on walmart.com from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $10 and $50.
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 Mini Star building sets away from children and contact Edushape for a free replacement set or credit towards another Edushape product of equal or lesser value.
For additional information, contact Edushape at (800)404-4744 between 9 a.m. and 4 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 two reports of the knobs breaking off from the center of the stars. 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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