|June 3, 2010
One Step Ahead Recalls Children’s Stacking Toys Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toys
Units: About 2,700
Manufacturer: One Step Ahead, of Lake Bluff, Ill.
Hazard: The fabric covering the stacking ring’s center pole can come apart at the seam exposing the foam material inside. The foam material poses choking and aspiration hazards to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a 10-month-old child mouthing the toy’s foam material. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toys. The multi-colored toy has five plush stacking rings that stack and rest on a stationary turtle base. The rings represent different animals including a frog, dog, cat, rabbit, mouse and chick. A fish is on top of the center pole. Each ring makes a different sound: rattle, jingle, crinkle and squeak. “One Step Ahead” is printed on a white tag attached to the toy. The toy measures about 19 inches high and 10 inches wide when assembled.
Sold at: One Step Ahead’s catalog and on the firm’s website at www.onestepahead.com from October 2008 through April 2010 for about $35.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return the toy’s center pole to One Step Ahead for a $50 merchandise certificate to be applied toward the purchase of another product(s) sold in the One Step Ahead catalog or online at www.onestepahead.com. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled toy.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact One Step Ahead toll-free at (866) 271-4536 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.onestepahead.com
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