|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 824-1308
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Guidecraft Recalls Twist ‘n Sort Toys 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: Twist and Sort Toys
Units: About 760
Manufacturer: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.
Hazard: The small pegs on three of the four posts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Twist ‘n Sort wooden toys. The toy has a square base, four posts and twelve primary-colored game pieces that can be arranged to fit over the posts. Product number “712” is printed on underside of base.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide, catalogs and online from September 2009 through November 2010 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a replacement or another product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.guidecraft.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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