Recall: Wood Abacus
On 2008-09-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Wood Abacus due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2006 for about $12.00.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Taizhou Orient Toys wood abacus recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Bead Maze & Activity Centers category in 2008.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The wooden rods on the abacus can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled wood abacus is a multi-sided activity center that has a chalkboard, movable block letters with pictures, sliding shapes, a fun maze with gears, and a blue and yellow clock on the side of the activity center with two pink moving hands. Product code E7A is printed on the packaging near the UPC bar code.
These items were sold new+ at LTD Commodities and ABC Distributing catalogs nationwide and Web site from December 2006 through February 2008 for about $12.
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 the abacus away from children immediately and contact LTD Commodities for instructions on receiving a product credit.
For additional information, contact LTD Commodities toll-free at (866)736-3654 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ltdcommodities.com or www.abcdistributing.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
LTD Commodities has received four reports of small parts detaching from the wood abacus. 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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