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Recall: Parents Busy Time Activity Centers

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On 2011-03-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Parents Busy Time Activity Centers due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2010 for about $90.

About 400 units are involved in this Manhattan Group bead run recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Bead Maze & Activity Centers category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 200,000 product units.

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Parents Busy Time Activity Centers
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.manhattantoy.com
Phone: (800) 541-1345

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What is the problem?

Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The Parents Busy Time Activity Centers™ is a wooden activity center cube-shaped toy that has a multi-colored bead run on the top. Activities on each side include a 4-tone xylophone and rasp, butterfly and caterpillar spinners, zig-zag drum, castanets, and pockets with "alligator," "bear," and "cat" pillow characters. Only items with wooden pegs bearing date code 400090GC are involved in this recall. The date code can be found on the bottom of the product packaging near the UPC code and on the tags on the bear character.

This item was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release can be found here: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1286

These items were sold new+ at Specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90.

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 take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Manhattan Group for instructions on receiving a replacement item or a full refund.

For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800)541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.manhattantoy.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

CPSC has received one report of a child putting a peg in his mouth. 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.