Recall: Small World Toys Children's Wooden Puzzles
On 2013-04-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Small World Toys Children's Wooden Puzzles due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2012 for about $25.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Small World Toys puzzle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Puzzles category in 2013.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 421-4153
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What is the problem?
Small pegs on the puzzle boards can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard to children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled products are Ryan's Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari puzzles intended for children over 12 months of age. Both toys are made of wood. The puzzles consist of a painted, rectangular board with pegs mounted to it and removable gear and animal-shaped pieces. The farm puzzle has 14 puzzle pieces including three animal pieces: a cow, a dog and a sheep. The safari puzzle has 11 puzzle pieces. Children place the pieces onto the pegs and use the knob on one of the pieces or insert an animal figure into other pieces to rotate all of the gears. The puzzle boards have "2012 Small World Toys" on the bottom right.
These items were sold new+ at Toy stores nationwide and catalogs from May 2012 through October 2012 for about $25.
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 puzzles away from children and contact Small World Toys for a free replacement toy. After contacting Small World Toys, the recalled toys should be destroyed and disposed of in a manner to prevent future use.
Small World Toys at (800)421-4153 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail email@example.com, or online at www.smallworldtoys.com, then click on "Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of pegs separating from puzzle boards. 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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