Recall: Softimals Building Toy Playsets
On 2013-10-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Softimals Building Toy Playsets due to a potential choking and aspiration hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2012 for about $25 to $40.
About 7,000 units are involved in this Infinitoy building playset 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 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 558-0933
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What is the problem?
The plastic hats found on playset figures pose a choking/aspiration hazard for children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Infinitoy Inc. is recalling the Super Safari Set model #30025 and the Deluxe Circus Train Set model #30040. The model number can be found on the back of the box in the lower right corner. The sets come in a white box with "Softimals. Build, Play, Repeat" and "Ages 1.5 to 5" printed in a colorful font on the front and back of the package. The sets have numerous plastic pieces that can be connected and fit together to build a vehicle pulling cars with a hippo, giraffe, zebra and other animals. The drivers of the lead vehicles, Safari Sam and Mighty Mike, have removable blue or yellow plastic hats.
These items were sold new+ at Specialty toy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Mindware.com from September 2012 to September 2013 for about $25 and $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 remove the plastic hat from Safari Sam and Mighty Mike and contact Infinitoy Inc., to exchange the hat for a free replacement figure.
Infinitoy, Inc. toll-free at (888) 558-0933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.infinitoy.com , then click on Safety/Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC is aware of one incident in which an 18-month-old child placed a hat in their mouth and started to gag/choke but the toy was removed. 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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