Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

Guidecraft Recalls Children's Play Theaters Due to Tip-over Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Recall date: March 13, 2012
Recall number: 12131

Recall Summary

Name of product:

4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys


The recalled children's toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada


This recall involves all 4-in-1 dramatic play theaters with model number G51062. The model number is printed on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the center crossbar and on the assembly instructions. The toy has two interchangeable panels with different themes on each side: a puppet theater and diner, or a doctor's office and post office. An assembled play theater measures 4-feet high by 3-feet wide and weighs about 46 pounds.


Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.


Consumers should immediately take the recalled product from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a refund or a replacement product.

Sold at

Various catalogs, and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011 for about $180.


Mega Profit Trading Ltd., of China


Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.

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