Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. Due to Choking Hazard

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2008
Release #08-380

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 468-6873
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. 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: Wooden Puzzles, Infant Rattles, Pacifier Holders, and Stroller Toys

Units: About 118,000

Manufacturer: Habermaass Corp. Inc., of Skaneateles, N.Y.

Hazard: The wooden rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contain small pieces including glued on mirrors and/or prisms that can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Habermaass Corp. has received 15 reports of incidents involving the recalled puzzles, rattles, and pacifier holders including pieces of the rattles detaching and being mouthed by young children.

Description: The puzzles, rattle toys, pacifier holders, and stroller toys are wooden and are described in the chart below. “HABA” is printed on them.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008 for between $10 and $35.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles, rattles, pacifier holders and stroller toys away from children and contact Habermaass to receive a free replacement product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Habermaass Corp. at (800) 468-6873 ext. 107 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.HABAusa.com/safety

ModelDescriptionPhoto
Triolino Puzzle Lady bug puzzle is 7 inches x ½ inch thick Click For Larger Image 
LUCY Clutching Toy (rattle) Hearts have mirrors and prisms. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.  Click For Larger Image 
Little Heart Clutching Toy (rattle) Heart has mirror. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter.  Click For Larger Image 
Pixie’s World (rattle) 2.5” rattle with mushroom, flower, person and house with mirror.  Click For Larger Image  
Belinda Clutching Toy (rattle) Flower clutching toy has face in the middle. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.  No Larger Image Available 
Miro Clutching Toy (rattle) Rattle center contains blue plastic ball with 10 holes. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter. Click For Larger Image  
Bunny Pacifier Holder Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with fabric bunny on the end and wooden star with mirror in the middle. Click For Larger Image  
Bear Pacifier Holder Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with bear at the end and wooden circle with mirror in the middle. Click For Larger Image  
Bonita (rattle) 2.5” bouquet of four shapes on wooden ring. Click For Larger Image  
Bella (rattle) 3” diameter with four wooden hearts with two mirrors. Click For Larger Image  
Pirate Joe (rattle) 4” pirate theme with bell and mirror.  Click For Larger Image 
Rally (rattle) 4” triangle shape with three cars.  Click For Larger Image 
Flori (rattle) Six petal shapes on elastic band. Includes three mirrors & three bells. 5”  Click For Larger Image 
Triola (rattle) 4” triangle with two flowers and round corner. Click For Larger Image  
Trio (rattle) 4” triangle shape with squeaker, bell and mirror.  Click For Larger Image 
Speedy (rattle) Wooden car about 4.5” L x 3” H. Squeaker in back and mirror on car hood.  Click For Larger Image 
Little Hearts Stroller Toy 18” pram-chain with ten various size wooden hearts.  Click For Larger Image 
Discovery Balls, Set of 4 Set contains 1 orange, 1 red, 1 blue and one bicolor blue/yellow ball. Red ball contains three small mirrors.  Click For Larger Image 
Discovery Ball with Rattle Blue/Yellow round wooden ball with small mirror.  Click For Larger Image