Toy Maracas Recalled by Tupperware U.S. Due to Choking and Suffocation Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2009
Release #09-195

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 887-9273
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Toy Maracas Recalled by Tupperware U.S. Due to Choking and Suffocation Hazards

 

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: Shape-O Toy Maracas

Units: About 44,000

Importer: Tupperware U.S. Inc., of Orlando, Fla.

Hazard: The maracas can break and expose small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the handle poses a suffocation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Tupperware has received two reports of maracas breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves blue and red toy maracas with yellow handles. The maracas were used by Tupperware representatives during sales presentations. Cut-outs in the shape of stars, squares and other geometric figures are located inside the maraca.

Sold by: Tupperware’s Holiday 2007 and Spring 2008 product catalogs from September 2007 through April 2008 for between $5.50 and $11.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers and Tupperware sales consultants should immediately stop using the maracas and return them to Tupperware for a refund or gift certificate. Maraca return forms can be accessed at www.tupperware.com

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tupperware at (888) 887-9273 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.tupperware.com

Picture of Recalled Maraca