CPSC, Babies "R" Us and Playwell Announce Recall of Snail Push Toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2004
Release #04-109
Firm’s Hotline: (800) 804-5419
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Babies "R" Us and Playwell Announce Recall of Snail Push Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Snail Push Toys

Units: About 900

Distributor: Babies "R" Us of Wayne, NJ.

Hazard: The screw securing the toy handle to the push toy could detach, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The brightly colored push toy is made of wood. The snail has moveable parts painted purple, green, yellow, or orange. The wheels have three colored balls (yellow, green and red) attached with string. The handle has a red ball on the end. The yellow and blue tag attached to the toy at point of sale states "Imaginarium Baby" and recommended for ages 1-3.

Sold at: Sold only at Babies "R" Us stores from July 2003 through November 2003 for about $8.00 each.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the push toy away from small children immediately and return it to Babies "R" Us for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call toll-free at (800) 804-5419 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., ET Monday through Friday or visit the Web site at

www.toysrusinc.com/productrecall
Picture of Recalled Snail Push Toy