JANUARY 7, 1993


Release # 93-035

PRODUCT: Four models of "Fuzzy Puzzles": Farm Animals, Pets, Jungle Animals and Circus, distributed by Lights, Camera, Interaction!, Inc.

PROBLEM: The peg in the center of each animal puzzle piece could separate from the piece and presents a choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Return the puzzle to the place of purchase for a free replacement puzzle.

WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, Lights, Camera, Interaction!, Inc. of Westport, CT is voluntarily recalling four models of "Fuzzy Puzzles." The puzzles come in Farm Animals, Pets, Jungle Animals and Circus Animals. No model numbers appear on the puzzles. The wooden puzzle pegs could separate from the pieces of all four puzzles presenting a fatal choking hazard to young children.

These "fit-in" type wooden puzzles are designed in the likeness of various animals with textured bodies resembling fur or feathers. There is a peg in the center of each animal to help remove and replace the puzzle piece.

Approximately 14,400 fuzzy puzzles were sold nationwide from November 1991 to January 1992 for approximately $10.00 each.

Hand painted on the front, bottom right-hand corner of each puzzle are the words "crafted by hand." A 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inch piece of printed paper is glued to the back of the puzzle board and reads in part: "FUZZY PUZZLES, Ages 1-1/2 to 4 Made in Taiwan."

The potentially hazardous puzzles were reported to CPSC by the company after receiving a consumer complaint.

CPSC received six reports of incidents where pegs separated from the fuzzy puzzles. In two reports the pegs were reportedly found in the mouths of children. Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

Consumers are urged to take the puzzles away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a free replacement puzzle. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact the company toll-free at 1-800-284-3948.