|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 882-0217
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
ImagiPLAY Recalls Bead Maze Toys Due to Laceration 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: Bead Maze Toys
Units: About 500
Importer: ImagiPLAY, of Boulder, Colo.
Hazard: The trees on the toys can detach, exposing a metal screw. This poses a laceration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled products are painted wooden toys with beads that slide on a curved metal track. The product was sold in three styles: the Apple Tree Bead Maze, the Cactus Tree Bead Maze and the Palm Tree Bead Maze.
Sold by: Toy retailers nationwide from August 2008 through October 2008 for about $13.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return them to the retail store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact ImagiPLAY at (800) 882-0217 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ImagiPLAY.com (pdf).
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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