|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release # 04-079
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 836-7928
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, PlayWell Toy Company Ltd. Announce Recall of Activity Cubes
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: PlayWell Crayola® Activity Cube
Importer: PlayWell Toy Company, West Orange, New Jersey
Hazard: Small parts can detach from the cube, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents/Injuries: PlayWell has received three reports of small parts detaching, including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the activity cube. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Crayola® activity cube is about 9-inches tall and is made of wood. Each side of the activity cube has a different game, including shape sorting cut-outs and crayon character wheels. The top of the activity cube has crayon characters and beads that slide along a spiral glide. The packaging is labeled "Crayola® Activity Cube" and "Playwell."
Sold at: Shopko Stores nationwide from October 2003 through January 2004.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the product away from small children immediately and contact PlayWell for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call PlayWell Toy Company toll-free at (800) 836-7928 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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