|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 808-3111
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Infantino Recalls Children's Toy Castles Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Shape Sorting Toy Castles
Units: About 68,000
Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The plastic rod can come loose allowing the colored counting beads to slide off of the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Infantino has received four reports of children nearly choking on the colored beads after putting them in their mouths.
Description: The recalled toy castles have counting beads, four play figures and several different shapes and letters that fit into holes in the castle. "infantino®" is printed in the lower right-hand corner of the side with the letters. The recall only includes castles with the following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. Castles with other date codes, no date code or with a plastic rod attached with a metal screw are not included in this recall. The date code is stamped on the underside of the blue top and can be viewed through the top square shape or top "A" letter openings.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijers and other specialty toy retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toy away from young children immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement. A free return shipping label can be accessed on the firm's Web site.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at service.infantino.com
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
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